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 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. On Tuesday, October 8th, the Tigers were featured live on Good Morning America when they were announced one of the five finalists.

     The real remarkable thing about this is that Lakewood students aren’t only creating this video to have Katy Perry perform for them; they are using it as a fundraiser to help local Colorado flood victims.

     Even if they do not win, Principal Ron Castagna announced to students and staff  that in his eyes, Lakewood's students are already winners because of their efforts to help others and contribute to local flood relief. He also challenged all other public high schools in America to raise $1000 each to contribute to a charitable cause.

     The Tigers will find out on Friday, October 18th if they will be hosting Katy Perry for a morning concert that will be live on Good Morning America on Friday, October 25th.

     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.