Smithson Valley Middle School video goes viral
900 students line halls to record school spirit video
It was all about school spirit Tuesday at Smithson Valley Middle School.
The students came together to produce a unique video that involved the entire student body.
In the video, some 900 students lined the halls cheering and dancing as 17 of their classmates lipsynced a few lines to Katy Perry's hit "Firework".
"I didn't think it was going to happen at first, but then we started planning and I was like, 'OK' we are actually going to do this,'" said Kerrilee Berger, one of the performers.
Sixth-grade teacher Elizabeth Terry got the idea for the project from a summer workshop.
“Just a school spirit kind of thing," Terry said.
Terry and other teachers spent a few hours a couple of days a week for the last few weeks putting on the final touches. The principal gave them an hour to put them whole video together. It only took two takes for the 5-minute plus video to come together.
The kids said the hardest part was walking backwards.
"Your kind of like singing then, you're 'Oh know I hope someone doesn't trip me,'" said Garrett Egli, an eighth-grade performer.
The video will surely create plenty of and a way to connect the kids forever, not to mention some Internet popularity.
"I think it is really going to be a great way to keep our school spirit up," said Donald Snodgrass, an eighth-grade performer.
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