The senior class of Eastwood High School in El Paso, Texas, know how to make graduation -- arguably the most memorable day in a student's career -- a true spectacle.
Grad ceremonies can often be long and boring, but these teens added some excitement to the event that was student, parent and faculty-approved.
The school's principal introduced the graduating class, explaining that in a final show of solidarity and celebration, the senior class of 2012 wanted to show their appreciation to their friends and family in a synchronized celebration, entitled "I Had The Time Of My Life And I Owe It All To You."
The students launched into a flash mob dance to a mash up of Little Richard's "You Make Me Wanna Shout," Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes', "I Had The Time of My Life," the Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Excited," the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta A Feeling," and other songs.
Kudos to the grads for co-ordinating that many students during such an exciting and busy time for seniors.
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