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Jamie Foxx Sends "Shoutout" to His Hometown Teachers

August 18, 2017 - TERRELL, Texas

Multiple award winning actor, singer, and comedian, Jamie Foxx, gave a shoutout to his hometown teachers earlier today. Foxx, a Terrell High School graduate and once its football quarterback, sent a video message during the Terrell Independent School District¹s Convocation earlier this morning.

"Shoutout to all my teachers, thank you so very much," he said. "Where would anybody be without teachers."

Foxx thanked his teachers who helped guide him through life, leading to his many accomplishments on stage, the big screen, and in music, winning some 46 awards, including an Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award, and nearly 80 other nominations.

"I'm talking about the teachers of Terrell," he said. "Without my teachers when I was growing up, I never would have been able to accomplish what I've accomplished. "I just want to say to all the teachers, thank you so much for doing a job that sometimes can be thankless," he said.

With the first day of school quickly approaching, Foxx told current teachers to continue inspiring students so that they, too, could achieve their dreams.

"With your intellect, your help, and with your guidance, you're going to make all those kids feel like life is worth living," he said. Foxx, in claiming "Turrul," says he¹s planning something big in his hometown.

"I've never said I was from Dallas or nowhere else in Texas. I say Terrell," he said. "I'm coming down there, we¹re gonna do something big, something big for everybody."

The first day of school for Terrell ISD is Monday, August 21, 2017.