Nov 20, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT
When high school students use their powers for good instead of evil, the sky’s the limit on what they can accomplish. Take Martin High School in Arlington, Texas, for example. Martin is home of the Lip Dub, an elaborate song and dance video production performed by the entire school in one continuous take. In 2010, Martin’s first Lip Dub was done in the name of school unity, and quickly went viral. This year, their goal is an even nobler one.
All of Martin’s 3,321 students participated in a Lip Dub to raise money for cancer research — specifically for classmate Taylor Helland, who has a rare form of cancer. You’ll see pictures of Taylor sprinkled throughout the crowd in the video below, and she even participated in the production even though she’s currently undergoing chemotherapy.
The video was shot on Monday, but before they even turned on the camera the school had already raised $12,000 in pledges.
It’s an entertaining jaunt through pretty much the entire campus, including dancing goats, a guy careening down the stairs on a wake board, and a girl wearing a U.S. Postal Service sweatshirt appearing at the exact moment the lyrics mention the word “mailbox” (well played).
Any video that thanks “North Texas Inflatables” in the credits is OK by me.
Martin’s 2010 Lip Dub:
First Lip Dub, as far as I can tell:
Cleveland does rock, by the way. As does Martin High.
H/T Lew Patton.
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