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Downers Grove North Lip-Dub Video Goes Viral

Students and teachers in the school's Fine Arts Department sing and dance to "It's Always a Good Time" by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen while showcasing various art and music classes.

A lip-dub video created by the Downers Grove North High School Fine Arts Department has gone viral.

Fine Arts Chair Brayer Teague recently enlisted the help of dozens of students and faculty members to create a lip-dub video to "It's Always a Good Time" by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen.

The video was designed to showcase the department, and inform students of the various music and art classes available at the school.

“Our faculty is continually energized by the creativity, imagination and enthusiasm of the students at North High," Teague said. "We hope our video captures the excitement about the arts that we witness every day in the classroom.”

Since it was posted Nov. 5, the video has gained nearly 5,000 hits on YouTube, and even attracted the attention of ABC 7, which has been collecting viral videos from Chicago-area high schools for its "Show Us Your Spirit!" contest.

ABC is expected to air the video Thursday. Online voting for the best high school video will open to the public Friday morning at http://abclocal.go.com/wls/feature?section=resources/lifest​yle_community&id=8881002.

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pam Kellam November 14, 2012 at 01:04 PM
What a great idea -- the video was fun to watch!
alison damore bihun November 14, 2012 at 01:12 PM
wow this is excellent!!!!
Catherine Rager November 14, 2012 at 02:59 PM
What an awesome video!!! What a great way to have some fun, showcase students, teachers, talent and a great school! We need to promote the positives more often!
Marie McDowell November 14, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Nice Job! That was fun to watch!!!
Diane Hires November 14, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Proud to know you! Congratulations on an amazing performance - the synchronizing is amazing!
Melissa Sersland (Editor) November 14, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Very proud to be a District 99 alumna! Nice work on the video editing!
Nancy P November 14, 2012 at 09:12 PM
It really was a good time!
Julie Burke November 15, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Loved the video but didn't see a way to vote for it.
Penny Regent November 24, 2012 at 11:40 PM
This was a great video! Hats of to the students and teachers!

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