This image from YouTube shows Lakota East High School students Mitchell Ocran as President Obama and Matt King as President George W. Bush.
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LIBERTY TWP., Ohio - Students at Lakota East High School want to raise money for spina bifida research, and they want talk show host Ellen to help them.

Give these teens an A+ in social media. Using Twitter and YouTube, the students are creating buzz about their planned lip dub video  shoot in April. The video will be part of a fundraiser for research of spina bifida , which affects VanGorden Elementary sixth-grader Amelia Murphy and about 160,000 other Americans. The students would like Ellen to take part in the video.

According to  the students are part of the school's National Honor Society chapter. They've teamed up with Cincinnati Children's Hospital and "have collected raffle items from local businesses rallying behind the cause."

The latest YouTube video has a presidential theme, with students portraying a moderator, President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush. The students practically took over Twitter in February with several days of sustained posts asking Ellen to support their cause. You can follow their efforts with the Twitter handle @EastDub .

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