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Pi Beta Phi’s Lip Sync for Literacy

September 29, 2017

Lily Guillen / The Courier

On Thursday night, students from across the campus filed into Dahl Chapel to see and hear the sights and sounds offered by six fearless teams as they battled their way for the title of Lip Sync Champion. Raising money for their philanthropy, Read>Lead>Achieve, the women of Pi Beta Phi worked for weeks to raise money. All of the proceeds provide children with the opportunity to learn and become part of a literate society in part to the power of books. After tabling at lunch and dinner, dorm storming in teams, and setting up online donations, they were able to donate more than $1,000.

Emcee’d by Emily Manassah and President Abby Baldocchi, there was plenty of entertainment. Setting the tone for the night was the Guys You Take Home 2 Mom, performing to Bruno Mars’s Uptown Funk and bringing out the Backstreet Boys fangirls. Followed by the hype man himself, Denzel Johnson got the crowd on their feet. The rest of the night was filled with a Sassy Lassies performance, a trio of women duets, and the men of Lacrosse wowing the crowd with their theatrical rendition of the Disney classic, Mulan.

With many fan favorites, it was up to the three judges, Max Seisser, Professor Goble, and Dicky J to declare the winner. Each team was awarded an arrow for their efforts, but ultimately, Haley Willits and Amanda Grissom took the runner-up title while Treble in Fear wowed the judges and the audience, becoming the first Lip Sync for Literacy Champions.

Raising $215 for the philanthropy, Coach Katie Troutt said of her team, “They had fun working together and were dedicated to their song choice.” Their hard work paid off, as it did for Vice President of Philanthropy, Brittney Book who created the event and the women of Pi Beta Phi. Congratulations to all participants!

Tessa Jones
Features Editor

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