CARSON CITY, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Over the past seven years, one Carson City School District teacher has worn a necktie to school every day, but within the past three years, Thursdays, in particular, have become something special.
For the past three years, every Thursday, Mr. Patrick Turner has worn a bow tie to school, leading his class to self-proclaim the day as "Bow Tie Thursdays."
Turner teaches at Bordewich Bray Elementary School and has been an educator for eleven years now.
Although he may not carry as much clout as famous bow tie wearers Bill Nye or James Bond, his students still think he’s pretty spiffy.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 28, is National Bow Tie Day, and thousands of men, women and house pets throughout the world will celebrate the bow tie. What is National Bow Tie Day?
According to the day's website, “Once a year, every August 28, the globe comes together to celebrate." “Whether you love this style for its retro-cool factor or quirky connotations, #NationalBowTieDay marks the one day a year when the bow tie reigns supreme. Go to the grocery store, do a puzzle, ride in a hot air balloon -- if you’re wearing a bow tie, you’re celebrating.”
Although, it’s not “Bow Tie Thursday,” Turner said he will engage his students in curriculum-based learning, wrapped with fun and bow ties.
“You can tell the difference in a student’s attitude when he or she gets to wear a bow tie,” he said. “It gives them an added sense of professionalism and boosts their sense of importance. I’ve even seen the students perform better during tests when they’ve dressed nicer.”
Turner has purchased, with his own money, enough bow ties for each student in his class to wear on Thursdays.
This year, with a considerable donation from ties.com, his entire class has been suited with their very own bow tie.
"We pay tribute to those that honor the timeless style of the bow tie on this special day of celebration. As an essential part of men's fashion, the bow tie gets its own designated day here in the United States on August 28. Why? Because bow ties are cool," the creators of NationalBowTieDay.com wrote on their website.