To visit students at howard high school.
Gates shared with students the importance of education and how important it is to follow your dreams. :4 nat pop "give some tiger love ya'll give it up for bill gates" the billionaire tech mogul surprised howard high students during their end of the year awards ceremony.
"nap pop gates spoke to students about the importance of getting a higher education, and to finding a career that you love.
"i hope you find a passion that engages you.
I hope that you take advantage of all your educational oppurtunites.
Our foundations work here in tennessee to get more kids all the way through high school" the gates foundation, has given more than half-million dollars in recent years to education initiatives in the chattanooga area.
Executive principal dr. leandra ware "just understanding the fact that someone like bill gates would be interested enough to come here, and learn about all the hard work and dedication going on at the school.
Just interested in you know how what more can be done to continue to help us with our efforts here at howard school" gates gave out two awards from his resilience platfrom.
He awarded physics teacher sean brown a trip to orlando for a week to attend the gates resilience program.
Sean brown, teacher "their are a lot of good teachers at this school and we don't always get reconigzed, and i'm by far not the only one.
You know it's a team effort you know here at howard."
And laila smith, was awarded the resilience award and given a microsoft pro tablet and gear.
Laila smith, student "i actually want to get into graphic design so i was actually thinking about getting a tablet or something, so this just expedites the process" bill gates "i love college i went for a lot of years.
I still loove to take college courses, so i'd say it's much more about getting engaged and doing a lot of reading.
That's what's made things work so well for me" gates next stop will be in nashville to meet with governor bill lee.
Chattanooga is in the running for a gates foundation grant with officials expecting to hear whether or not the community has been selected later this summer.
Forbes ranks bill gates as the second richest person in the world.