2015 Winners Announced in 5th Annual Lip Dub Contest Sponsored by GCF

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Area High Schools Awarded Cash Prizes for Top Honors

Students from Massey Hill Classical High School won $10,000 for the school with their winning Lip Dub video. The video was for the Fox 50 Lip Dub contest and was of the song "What About Your Friends".

“The FOX50 Lip Dub Project is a great way to promote healthy competition and encourage students to express themselves and their creativity through work with their peers,” says Rev Dennis McLain, GCF president.

Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) sponsored the fifth annual Lip Dub Project for area high schools to support communities across Eastern North Carolina. Out of 22 high school entries, Massey Hill Classical High School was named the Grand Prize Winner and received a check for $10,000 from Fox50. Their video featured students lip-syncing to TLC’s song “What About Your Friends” and communicated a message of friendship and community.

Each submission was required to be filmed in one continuous take. Rules dictated that the video had to be student-produced without any assistance from teachers, faculty, or parents. There was no editing allowed apart from adding music in the final video. Voting was open to the public and began in February.. Massey Hill, with a 300-student population, worked tirelessly to encourage their community to participate in the voting process and to secure their win.

“The Lip Dub Project is a great way to promote healthy competition and encourage students to express themselves and their creativity through work with their peers,” says Rev Dennis McLain, GCF president. “GCF believes that our mission, creating opportunities for a better life, is best achieved when a community works together toward a common goal, whatever that goal may be.”

Cape Fear High School of Fayetteville, NC was named first runner up and received $5,000. Gray’s Creek High School of Hope Mills, NC was the second runner-up and won $2,500. More than two million votes were cast on the website and through the Lip Dub app, which was available on the App StoreTM and Google PlayTM.

About Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF®)
Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF®) continues to be a leader in an era of change by providing the training required for the emerging world where technology is integrated into everyday life. The mission of GCF® is to create and provide education, employment and life enrichment opportunities regionally, nationally and internationally for people who desire to improve the quality of their lives.

The Durham-based tax-exempt organization provides employment, fresh produce and volunteer opportunities regionally across eastern North Carolina. Through online education at GCFLearnFree.org and GCFAprendeLibre.org, GCF® provides no-cost lessons for people across the globe wishing to improve knowledge in a variety of subjects.

All GCF programs are funded through revenue generated from the value of donated items to 37 Goodwill Community Foundation stores throughout eastern North Carolina. GCF employs more than 300 people who earn an average of $19 per hour with benefits at these stores. For more information on GCF®, visit http://www.GCFGlobal.org.

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