PERU Peru Central Schools annual Lip Sync Contest was held Friday, March 23 before its usual packed house of cheering teens. Students performing to the Blues Brothers hits Everybody Needs Somebody to Love and Soul Man won both high school and middle school competitions.
Lip Sync Coordinator Diane Menard said it was a great contest with between 150 to 200 students participating as either performers or back-stage crew members. She said a special First Place Medal was presented to Mark LaFountain who has participated in the lip sync for the past 20 years. LaFountain started as a seventh grade performer and joined the stage crew when he graduated. He has never missed a performance.
Peru volunteer firefighters provided security for the evening.
Winners For High School:
1st Place: Blues Brothers Everybody Needs Somebody To Love; Jason Giroux & Joe Higgins along with other members: Zac Cedarstrom, Eric Deyo, Justin Facteau, Patrick Hogan, Phil McGee, Dominic Rainey, Austin Rickert, Alex Senecal, Ryan Stacey
2nd Place: Steve Holy Brand New Girlfriend; won by Lauren Briggs & Shawn Perkins
3rd Place: Tenacious D Wonderboy, won by Adam Bruno, Ian Bruno & Brandon Bush
Winners for Middle School:
1st Place: Blues Brothers Soul Man won by Kash Durham, Joe Guido, Josh Lafrance, Brian Loveless, Shawn Perkins, Dennis Rose, Colby Way and Bobby Wilkins
2nd Place: Tina Turner What You Get Is What You See won by Madeline Barber, Meg Barber, Dani Dayton, Joe Heaney & Linzee Wright the singer
3rd Place: Reese Witherspoon Juke Box Blues won by Samantha Bruno.