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Bay High Tigers ready to "Roar" to top of national contest

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BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) -

The Bay High Tigers are ready to "Roar" their way to the top of a national video contest. The School's Journalism and digital media technology classes have produced a lip sync music video to pop super-star Katy Perry's hit song "Roar".

The contest is sponsored by ABC's Good Morning America.

Bay High's entry will be up against hundreds of other high school videos across the nation.

It's a high energy video that centers around our nations worse natural disaster and how the school and community rose above the devastation.

"I was trying to think of what made our area unique because obviously it's a national competition. So I was thinking Katrina was an adversity we overcame. So that was really the idea behind it," said Senior Miriam Keith the Video Producer.

The video is a tribute to the thousands of volunteers that came from all over the nation and the world to help them rebuild their lives, schools, homes and community.

"We couldn't have done it without them." said Keith. "They donated cloths, donated food, donated their time. So we just really wanted to thank them."

They also wanted to show the volunteers just how far the school has come post Katrina.

Now boasting the highest graduation rate on the Gulf Coast and the lowest drop-out rate in the state, the school has also excelled in athletics putting several state championships under its belt.

"If it wasn't for all of those volunteers we know we would not be where we are today," said Journalism and English Teacher Jeremy Grubbs.

The students produced their video in just three-weeks. They said from the very beginning, they felt their school was closely connected to Perry's song "Roar".

"We're just the Tigers and tigers roar and as it says in the song, 'We've got the eye of the tiger' everyday. So it was just a perfect fit from the beginning," said Keith.

ABC and Katy Perry herself will judge the video entries and announce the winner in mid-October.

The high school chosen will win a free concert from Katy Perry which Good Morning America will televise live.

The Bay High Video was entered into the competition Monday and has already gotten more than 33-thousand views on You-Tube.

A video produced by students at Harrison Central High in Gulfport is also doing very well.

You can find a link to both videos by logging onto our website:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF468BizsGc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxnCqw65TSg

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