VIDEO: Lakota East students go presidetial in quest for talk show host Ellen's attention
Holly Edgell, WCPO Digital
11:34 AM, Mar 11, 2013
9:00 AM, Mar 12, 2013
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 LakotaOnline.com 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.