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Lip Dub brings student organizations together

Profile image for By Haley CarsonFor the Denton Record-Chronicle
By Haley CarsonFor the Denton Record-Chronicle

As the music starts to blare, the rotunda doors swing open at Guyer High School and the Lip Dub event begins.

The lead singer starts to mimic the words of Flo Rida’s “Good Feeling” with passion. People are cheering and filling the air with enthusiasm. The crowd didn’t calm until after the complete 9 1/2-minute round was finished.

Christiana Dorton, freshman counselor at Guyer, chose to do a Lip Dub event in October as a way to spread the news about school organizations, teams and rising clubs. 

Lip Dub is the mimicking/lip-syncing of the words in a song, with the actual song audio over the video. Since there is such a large variety of clubs and organizations at the school, it definitely requires hard work and dedication to get the perfect Lip Dub video.

“We want every group, sport and organization to show support and showcase what Guyer has to offer for our students,” Dorton said.

The total amount of organizations and clubs involved rounded up to 37 groups. The groups consisted of football, choir, band, basketball and others. Although the groups didn’t get any new members from the Lip Dub, there were still many students participating in the Lip Dub and the organization.

The songs featured in the school’s Lip Dub were “Good Feeling” by Flo Rida, “Glad You Came” by The Wanted, “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black-Eyed Peas, and “We Are Young” by Fun. This combination of songs gave the groups plenty of time to represent what they do.

Although Lip Dub isn’t talked about among the students, the teachers felt it would be a great way to connect the clubs.

“I think it helps students develop their interest because if you experiment with things you really like to do, it can help guide you with the major you choose and what you want to do with your life,” said Lucy Tovar, a sponsor of the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance.

Even if people aren’t involved in the clubs just yet, the clubs are still welcoming new members.

Another club involved with the Lip Dub was Habitat for Humanity, which gives a group of students an opportunity to give back to less fortunate areas by constructing houses, painting fences and other activities.

“It helps them meet new people and opens up their circle of friends. It also looks good on a college/scholarship application,” Angela Thompson, sponsor of Habitat for Humanity said.

All the students participating in the Lip Dub are a part of a club or organization. It’s a way for the students in clubs to connect with other students around them and possibly get more involved in the school.

“Every organization was involved,” sophomore Addison Boozer said. “It was such a good representation of what our school has to offer.”

 

HALEY CARSON is a sophomore at Guyer High School and a participant in the Denton Record-Chronicle’s “Speak Out Loud” writing program for student journalists.