Adam Middleton was sitting in his Benjamin Banneker classroom when a flood of reporters and cameras entered. Maybe this wasn't just any normal day.
Next to enter was the George Washington University Colonial mascot accompanied by GWU's President himself, Steven Knapp.
Definitely not the normal day at Banneker.
Middleton was then told that he was one of nine D.C. high school seniors who had received the Stephen Joel Tractenberg Scholarship Award from GW, which will cover tuition, fees, room, board and books at the University for all four years.
See the video above to watch the surprise classroom ceremony unfold.
Middleton, who was one of two Banneker students to receive the award(the other was Chide Agbaeruneke), has a 4.01 GPA and will study journalism and mass communication at GW's School of Media and Public Affairs.