‘Power Rangers’ movie stars surprise some very happy Watts students

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Students at 116th Street Elementary School in Watts got a little break from classes to meet the cast of the new “Power Rangers” movie.

Cast members Becky G, Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott and Ludi Lin stopped by the school Friday and brought along free school supplies, courtesy of El Segundo-based Yoobi, a school and office supply company.

The actors kicked off the festivities by making a surprise appearance at an 8:15 a.m. school assembly.

• PHOTOS: ‘Power Rangers’ movie cast surprises students in Watts with visit and free school supplies

The cast then visited classrooms and interacted with students.

“The kids were crying. I thought they were going to pass out,” said Principal Tyra Henderson.

The Los Angeles Unified school, located in the 11600 block of Stanford Ave., is a Title 1 campus, meaning its students have a high poverty rate.

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Henderson said the actors encouraged students to pursue their dreams and reach for the stars.

“The actors seemed to be good role models, and they had a positive message,” she explained.

Some of the children even recognized the cast members, particularly singer-actress Becky G, who plays Yellow Ranger Trini in the film.

In all, the “Power Rangers” team and Yoobi reps brought along enough supplies for all 525 students at the school, the principal said. Each student got a movie poster, pencils, crayons, erasers, glue and other cool stuff.

By the way, “Power Rangers” packed a pretty powerful punch at the weekend box office. The action adventured debuted in second place, with $40.5 million dollars in ticket sales.


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