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Dave Chappelle brings Emmy back to his Northwest D.C. high school

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Northwest D.C. high school now has some new hardware to display after an extra special alumnus visited on Friday.

Dave Chappelle came back to visit his old high school, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

The school just reopened in August after a three-year multi-million dollar renovation.

"That's being spent on you guys, on your future, and the money symbolizes a very unique opportunity to cultivate the talent that God gave you and I hope that you take advantage of it," Chappelle said to students.

Mayor Muriel Bowser presented him with a Key to the City award, which she says is the highest honor an individual can receive.

“Some very special native Washingtonians have dedicated their lives to making Washington, DC better, and they’ve gone above and beyond to show others what makes the nation’s capital the best city in the world,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “Dave Chappelle reminds us what it means to live a life filled with purpose, meaning, and laughter.”

After he received his award, Chappelle brought out the emmy award to give to the school.

He won the award back in September for his work hosting Saturday Night Live.

Mayor Bowser thanked him for giving D.C. Public Schools a shoutout during the award ceremony and helping #DCPublicSchools trend on social media worldwide.