Lakewood Tigers Have Lots to Roar About

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     Katy Perry and Good Morning America are challenging high schools across the country to create a 2 minute video using her song “Roar.

     Katy Perry and Good Morning America are challenging high schools across the country to create a 2 minute video using her song “Roar. ” The winners receive a concert at their school from Katy Perry herself. Hundreds of high schools across the country have entered, including one local school whose video has gone viral.

     Lakewood High School recently created a video and entered it into the contest. The video was produced by senior Courtney Coddington and filmed by senior Gavin Rudy, and included over 2000 students and teachers. Many school clubs, groups of friends, and spirited Lakewood Tigers joined hands in making this video suitable for the contest.

     Their efforts have paid off, too. Between YouTube and Vimeo, the video has already gotten over 700,000 views!

     The real remarkable thing about this is that Lakewood students aren’t only creating this video to have Katy Perry perform for them. “It would be really cool if we did get Katy Perry to come, we would like to do it in a better way…by hopefully getting it at a bigger venue and then sending all the proceeds to the flood victims” says Coddington in an interview with Fox 31 reporters.

     If that doesn’t work, Principal Ron Castagna announced to students and staff on Friday that in his eyes, Lakewood's students are already winners because of their efforts to help others and contribute to local flood relief.

     So far, success has been on the Tigers’ side. Katy Perry even tweeted about them, saying:  "…this is what I call school SPIRIT: I here you roaring LAKEWOOD HIGH!" In fact, Good Morning America has been featuring clips from the Lakewood Roar lip dub, along with clips from various other schools.

     If you want to keep up with the contest and Lakewood’s news, watch for the Tigers on Good Morning America on ABC. Also, you can see the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_01wJMrfLOM or https://vimeo.com/75058173 if you are watching on your phone.