Shake it off, indeed! High school seniors took the sentiment
to heart during their graduation ceremony at Portsmouth High School.
Superstar singer Taylor Swift's hit song "Shake It
Off" was the soundtrack for the senior class' flash mob. More than 200 students
performed the routine.
The massive undertaking was orchestrated by valedictorian
Colin Yost, who kicked off the flash mob when he ended his speech with "all you
have to do is shake it off."
Yost's friends helped him with the music and choreography
for the routine. They set up a secret video on YouTube with instructions for
the choreography for all members of his graduating class.
"I've always wanted to do a flash mob and I thought
graduation would be the perfect place because our class is very cohesive and
doesn't really have a lot of cliques," Yost told MTV News.
After gaining approval from the administration, the senior
class took the time to practice together during scheduled graduation rehearsals.
"As we practiced, the energy was just building and everyone
was feeling how great it was to work together and send this positive message,"
The flash mob was a giant success, surprising the entire
audience full of family and friends.
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