In the news: A high school sophomore in West Branch, Mich., was pranked by her classmates and named to the homecoming court even though she wasn’t trying for it and wasn’t a popular student. At first Whitney Kropp was pleasantly surprised, but then she realized it was a prank meant to embarrass her. When people found out about the prank, they began to support Whitney in ways she never imagined – a Team Whitney fan club, business in town have offered free makeovers, and more. Hundreds of supporters are expected to show up for the homecoming court presentation at the school’s football game Friday.
Happening today: Today is Johnny Appleseed Day, a holiday that celebrates the birth of John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed.
Opening bell: The Dow Jones opened at 13,457.55 after finishing down 101.37 points Tuesday.
Motivational quote: “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” - M.K. Gandhi
Watercooler talk: Cranky baby calmed by 'Star Wars' theme song
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