Taking a page from the DJ Mustard Code of Ethics, the students at Wiz Khalifa‘s alma mater high school, Taylor Allderdice, got the surprise of a lifetime yesterday when their most famed graduate returned bearing gifts for some outstanding current students.

Wiz stopped back at his old high school (where Mac Miller and Antoine Fuqua also graduated) to honor “Pixburgh” students who have the opportunity to earn college scholarships, thanks to their good grades and attendance. Over 1,000 students received Wiz generous donation of $45,000 worth of backpacks.

If you’ve been rocking with Wiz Khalifa for a while, you’ve no doubt heard him scream out “Taylor Gang!” at any given time, or refer to his clique as “Taylors,” all as an ode to the institution that made him the artist he is today. It’s also the title of his highly-acclaimed 2012 mixtape of the same name (which also features interviews from the homie Rob Markman!) Talk about “Best School Spirit.”

Taylor Allderdice principal Melissa Freiz also chimed in saying, “It’s huge. It means he hasn’t forgotten where he’s come from and so for us being able to share this moment with our students it’s a really big deal.”


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Wiz posed for several group photos and selfies with the students who were more than excited to meet the rapper. “I just met Wiz Khalifa, and when I woke up this morning, I did not expect this to happen,” senior Dominick Openko said. For senior Ronald Brown, it was an even bigger opportunity: the chance to rap for one of his idols. “That’s one of the best moments of my life,” Brown said. “I love that he came back to show his support for the Promise-ready kids, make us want to do better in school, you know, get those grades and be something.”

Safe to say that Wiz isn’t one to get his head in the clouds and forget where he comes from. He spoke about his decision to give back to his old high-school, when most people would choose to not look back.

“It feels awesome to be back at Allderdice. I love my school. I love Pittsburgh. I love being able to spread some positivity and give kids some hope. I just wanted to tell them to be themselves. Let them know they’re doing the right thing with their lives right now by going to school and dreaming big and just trying to figure it all out.”