STAND Plans Lip Sync Battle to Raise Money for Syrian Refugees

For $5 on Dec. 10, students were able to get into a never before seen fundraising event. Partnering with semester one’s Current Issues class, Ledyard’s new club, STAND, will be hosting a lip sync battle featuring students and teachers alike. STAND is a student activist group working to stop world genocide situations and other world issues.

Current Issues and STAND have made themselves a name since school started by either following students on Instagram or roasting the classes at the pep rally. At this point, most students know about the effort to raise money to help the Syrian refugees. The lip sync battle is yet another one of the fundraisers to accomplish this goal.

“It’s a popular culture icon for our generation,” STAND leader Connor Masten said. “This is more open because you don’t have to be good at singing.” Many students expressed interest in the battle for this very reason

“I think the lip sync battle is pretty rad,” junior Liz Martin said, “because you get to channel your inner pop star when you are up on stage.”

Lots of preparation has gone into the production of this fundraiser. The club sought approval from administrators, formulated the idea, created the bracket, and chose dates and times. They also incorporated a bake sale.

Masten expressed confidence and anticipation for his event. “It’s gotten a lot of buzz,” he said. “If you don’t want to do it for Syria, do it for the fact that it’s interesting to watch.”

Alex Houdeshell, Assistant Editor in Chief of Horizons

Junior Alex Houdeshell is the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the 2015-2016 Horizons Yearbook. She is the president of Operation Smile and participates in Cupcakes for Causes. She is on the soccer team and she runs Indoor Track and Track and Field.

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