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October 31, 2013


Rock ’n’ roar Katy Perry performs to honor triumphant Tigers

By Clarke Reader


ore than 2,700 Lakewood High School students and staff celebrated pop star Katy Perry’s birthday on Friday, Oct. 25. Perry came to the school with the “Good Morning America” TV show to reward the students with a concert for winning a lip dub contest against four other finalists and numerous other entries from across the country. The school’s video featured Perry’s latest single, “Roar,” from her new album “Prism.” Despite the early morning — students gathered in the gym around 4 a.m. — there were few signs of weariness, only excitement. Perry was escorted into the gym by school football players to the screams and cheers of students. She and her women dancers hit the stage wearing cheerleader outfits emblazoned “Tigers.” Her male dancers and musicians wore Lakewood Tiger football jerseys. “That you did that video in one shot was just so cool,” Perry told the cheering crowd. “The unification of everyone coming together and roaring for me was great.” After a spirited performance of “Roar,” Perry continues on Page 13

Katy Perry performs for Lakewood High School students in a cheerleader uniform. More than 2,700 students and staff were in attendance at the show. ABC courtesy photo

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