Lakewood High School students will be treated to a private concert by pop singer Katy Perry this Friday after winning a national lip dub competition to hear the loudest and proudest ROAR from America's high school students.
LHS students heard the exciting news early Friday morning on Good Morning America, when Perry announced that LHS had won.
“This decision has been one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make,” said Perry. “But, the high school I have determined to be the winner is – Lakewood High!”
Lakewood students jumped at the chance to make a ROAR lip dub video after the contest was announced by Good Morning America and Perry. The school was named one of five finalists early in October.
Students eagerly gathered at the high school early Friday morning to hear the results during the live taping of Good Morning America on Friday.
“Lakewood really embodied a whole school spirit and I think they brought everyone together and you saw so many different people coming together to do one shot and it was so incredibly crafted,” Perry said. “It was so interesting and well done and well organized and I give a big round of applause to whoever organized it because that was thousands of kids coming together to ROAR.”
LHS students raised thousands of dollars for local flood relief. After their win, they challenged other high schools to each raise $1,000 to send to charities of their choice.
The concert will take place at the school on Friday, which also happens to be Perry's 29th birthday. The concert is only open to LHS students and staff with LHS identification. No tickets will be sold.
Contest, concert and admission rules were set by ABC's Good Morning America production staff and Perry.