Sloan-Hendrix Students “Don’t Stop Believing” in Lip Dub

On Friday, September 12, the entire Sloan-Hendrix K-12 student body took part in a lip dub in the Bill McCurley Gymnasium.  A lip dub is a music video with a multitude of participants which is videoed in one continuous shot with no breaks.  In recent years, it is a phenomenon commonly performed by high schools, universities, and even cities.  The Sloan-Hendrix lip dub was the brain child of the Digital Communications III class who dedicated their production to Senior class member Jessica Smith who is battling cancer.  The class had a little over a week to plan the performance which, considering it had approximately 700 participants and most schools take over two months in the planning stage, was a monumental task, one to which they proofed equal.  The project was directed by DC III class member Bailey Bradley.  Each class member had a position with tasks to perform.  They were Felicia Collins, Haley Lingenfelter, Carla Mitchell, Alyssa Nichols, Jessica Powell, Tahya Taffar, Gabriel Travis, Ashlyn Hayes, and Simon Decker-Perez.  Other SHHS students with principal positions included Bailey Medley, Sarah Akers, Hannah Thatcher, Michael Miron, Nathan DeShazo, and Kyle Murphy.  Over a dozen performers lip-synched to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” as they wound through parallel lines of bizarrely dressed students enthusiastically participating.  The song ended with the entire school on the gym floor dancing and holding up signs of encouragement for Jessica.  The lip dub video can be seen on the school web site at or on Youtube at

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Photos by Jade Sarver and Jonathan Davis


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