As part of Meredith’s 125th celebration, students, faculty, and staff took the stage to show off their best dance moves in a Throwback Lip Sync Contest. Students from each class participated, donning costumes and lip-syncing songs from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.
To start off the evening, the Class of 2016 took center stage to give the crowd the best of “Going ’60s.” At the end of the night, this group was presented with the “Deca Dance Award” for having the best dance moves that were relevant to the decade.
The junior class showed their spirit by “Groovin’ Into the ’70s.” This group incorporated Meredith’s history by presenting signs to the audience that represented several Meredith moments from the ’70s. At the end of the event, this group representing the Class of 2017 was presented with the “Bust-A-Move Award” for their creative dance moves. They also received the “History Award” for incorporating Meredith’s history into their performance.
The Class of 2019, the freshmen, decided to go with an ’80s theme. At the end of the event, they were given the “Stylin’ and Profilin’ Award” for their creative costumes. They also won the “Lip Sync On Fleek Award” for having the best overall lip-sync performance.
The sophomores wrapped up the lip sync battle with their “’90s Babies” performance. This group representing the Class of 2018 was presented with the “Raise the Roof Award” for getting the audience involved in their performance.
As the judges were deliberating, Meredith faculty and staff members decided to give the students a little show of their own with a surprise flash mob that included choreographed dancing and lip-syncing. President Jo Allen delighted the crowd by taking center stage during one of the songs in the performance.
This event was just a small taste of the unity and sisterhood that Meredith College women share.
- By Taylor Lynn Moore, ’17