RDM hosts first ever Lip Sync Battle


Kelsey Jones

The RDM flag is displayed in front of the stage where the battles took place. This was RDM’s first time hosting a Lip Sync Battle.

Based on the TV show “Lip Sync Battle,” the SHS Riley Dance Marathon Committee hosted their very first Lip Sync Battle in order to raise money for Riley Hospital on Friday Feb 8, before the boys basketball game.

What was originally planned to be a Southport versus Perry battle between students from both schools turned into a students versus teachers battle due to communication errors between the two schools.

“We’re still selling (for RDM) but we’re selling entertainment instead of a product and it’s something everyone can enjoy together as a school,” senior committee member Alyssa Hightower said. “It’s more of a community fundraiser than just a make money sell stuff fundraiser.”

The SHS RDM Committee’s version of a “Lip Sync Battle” involved a student or a group of students that lip synced a song of their choosing, and their performance will be judged against the performance of a teacher or group of teachers. With it also being the first year that the committee has decided to do a lip sync battle fundraiser, they decided to stay local and see how things go this year.

“We saw that no shave november was such a big hit that we try to challenge the teachers even more to a lip sync battle,” the president of RDM Liz Lamkin said. “Were putting them through a lot of embarrassment but I think it will be fun if there up to the challenge.”

Not only were students able to lip sync and take part in the battle, but others who did not participate were still able to watch the battle, which took place in the auditorium. Instead of just selling a product, the members of RDM were trying to get more people involved in an activity, which they hoped would get others more aware and involved in RDM especially since the end of the school year is near.

“We thought it would be fun and enjoyable to see a student and their peers battle up in a fun war against their teachers that they normally see from an educational standpoint but it’s more of an entertaining thing,” Hightower said.