FOX 50 Presents Checks to Lip Dub Winning Schools


After the voting window closed on 11:59pm May 8, 2011, and with over 1 ½ million page views, the proof was in the pudding, and FOX 50 had its three winners. Clayton High School was voted most popular video and would receive $10,000. Just like their video, the check presentations each had its own style and the groups told us that they genuinely enjoyed making the videos with their peers.

Hobbton High School
Hobbton High School receives a check for $2,500 for third place in FOX 50’s Lip Dub competition.

WRAL-TV Director of Business Affairs Leah Chauncey’s high school alma mater was the first stop on the check presentation tour. Hobbton High boasts a 500 member student body but even out in Newton Grove, the excitement was undeniable.

The recipients of the 2nd runner up check said that they would use the $2,500 to help renovate the 65 year old auditorium.

On May 20th the lip dub crew rolled into Apex High School. Many thought their submission was one of the most creative of the bunch. Several students mentioned that it took them many hours of rehearsal over several days and the finished product reflected their hard work.

Apex High School
Apex High School receives a check for $5,000 for their sencond place finish in FOX 50’s Lip Dub contest.

“We wanted to use a song that wasn’t main-stream to give our video a competitive edge” said Brian De Contreras. The students reached out to group “Matt & Kim” after using their song “daylight in the video.”

After seeing the tweet, the group asked its twitter followers to check out the high school video. Apex students plan to use their $5,000 prize to help upgrade their AV equipment in the department of drama & fine arts.

Last but not least, Monday May 23, the lip dub crew heads out to Clayton High School. Clayton students tell us that they saw Apex HS on the FOX 50 10’clock news and called a school assembly as to not be outdone.

We learned very quickly that the competitive nature of the contest and school pride was the driving force for the Clayton student body, their parents and the entire community. Clayton made it a point to promote their video with signs in the community and took out ads in their local newspaper.

Students next year should take note – because with the $10,000 Clayton secured the largest senior gift in their schools history.  

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Clayton High School students celebrate winning FOX 50’s Lip Dub contest’s grand prize of $10,000.

FOX 50 is excited to announce THE LIP DUB PROJECT part II – COMING SOON!! 

To view more pictures visit the Lip Dub project galley HERE.

Thanks to FOX 50’s Aolani Donegan for this capcom story & these capcom photos & graphic.


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