Students Sync for a Good Cause

Sam Lance, Sports Editor

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Crazy costuming, devious dancing and money making.

These are all elements of the Lip Sync Battle sponsored by Health Occupations Club, an event where contestants go on stage and lip-sync their favorite songs, all to raise money for the Tigers Giving Forward fund.

Junior Maren McSparin, the main coordinator of the Lip Sync Battle, said she is looking forward to students our age helping raise money to give back to students and faculty at our school.

“It’s also going to be exciting to see Edwardsville’s students showing off their hidden talents,” she said. “All of the acts that I’ve seen in practices have had energetic and fun performances.”

Last year one of these “energetic performers,” senior Justin Schultz, joined because it seemed like a fun thing to do, and this year he is the opening act and will perform “Confident” by Demi Lovato.

“It’s for an amazing cause,” he said. “This year I have been looking forward to performing as well as MC-ing at this event.”

One thing that all contestants have to deal with is stage fright, and Schultz is no different.

“I’m always a little nervous about performing in front of my peers,” he said. “But I’ve put a lot into my act this year and I’m ‘Confident’, pun intended.”

Yet for junior Jaren Schuette, who is performing “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele, stage fright is not a problem.

“The audience members energy is what I feed on to thrive my performance,” he said. “You could call me an attention-sucking vampire.”

Schuette also feels that the Lip Sync battle is overlooked because of Mr. EHS the following day.

“Don’t get me wrong, Mr. EHS is really exciting,” he said. “But the lip sync battle is for an amazing cause and all the acts are hilarious.”

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Students Sync for a Good Cause