Katy Perry and Rihanna are friends so maybe Rihanna will put in the good word for Barrington High School _ which created a video for the Roar with Katy Perry Contest _ since RiRi is already familiar with the school.
Rihanna paid a visit to Barrington in March after BHS-TV won a contest “Shine Bright Like a Diamond” that explained students’ volunteer efforts.
Students waited for hours to see Rihanna, who appeared for a short time at the high school. In July, she sent a $5,000 check to the school to apologize for being so late.
Barrington students have produced a new video for the Roar with Katy Perry Contest through Good Morning America (GMA). The video is posted on Barrington Community School Unit District 220's website and YouTube.
"The transition from adolescence to adulthood can be arduous. Unfortunately, many become trapped and feel powerless in emotionally and physically abusive relationships," the synopsis on YouTube reads. "However, music can inspire an individual and an individual can inspire a movement through changing their attitude, outlook and actions. Female empowerment and reclaiming your life as your own is what Katy Perry's "Roar" means to us. Our video showcases how one student becomes self aware and achieves her independence by breaking free from an abusive relationship. Sometimes all it takes takes is the right song to help the person take the first step."
BHS is encouraging everyone to share the video, which already had 9,011 views as of Wednesday.
Perry's new album, Prism, is being released October 22. Roar is one of the singles.
The winner of the contest will be announced October 18 on GMA and Perry will perform a concert at the winning school that will be aired live on GMA.