Carson City teacher and students celebrate bow tie day

Mr. Patrick Turner, third grade teacher at Bordewich Bray Elementary School in Carson City.
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - A Carson City teacher is sharing his love of bow ties with his students.

Mr. Patrick Turner teaches third grade at Bordewich Bray Elementary School. He's been an educator for 11 years, but for the more recent seven-year duration of his teaching career at Bordewich Bray Elementary, he has worn a neck tie every day to school. And, within the last three years, he has worn a bow tie to school every Thursday.

His class has since self-proclaimed the day each week as “Bow Tie Thursdays.”

On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, Mr. Turner and his students are celebrating National Bow Tie Day. He has purchased enough bow ties for each student in his class to wear, along with a donation from

“You can tell the difference in a student’s attitude when he or she gets to wear a bow tie,” Mr. Turner 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.”

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Mr. Patrick Turner and Kenley Cassleman show off their bow ties last year during one of their “Bow Tie Thursdays” in Turner's third grade class.