Okkodo High School Awarded This Year’s Lip Dub Challenge Winners

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Power98 and PNC presented this year’s lip dub challenge award to its recipients, the senior class at Okkodo High School.”

PNC’s Destiny Cruz has more…

Power98 resumed its annual lip dub challenge following a short pause, marking the 11th year of the Sorensen Media Group hosting the fun-spirited competition.

This year, Guam’s middle and high school senior students vied for the coveted title of the 2022 lip dub challenge champions. However, this time, they were tasked to create their videos all in one take, following a TikTok format while incorporating a K-pop and anime theme.

This morning, PNC spoke with Power98’s very own Dice and Brandi Jae about this year’s lip dub theme and the decision behind switching up this year’s competition format.

Power 98’s Morning Show Host Dice stated, “This year we decided to do something different — in the past, we’ve had different formats- but this year, we decided to use a TikTok format this year, because of COVID-19 and the safety of the students–our main priority. We teamed up with our friends at Tiktok, and we had all our students put together a lip dub competition, and we’re looking at like a 3-minute video–all they had to do was submit the video, and whoever gets the most likes and we get to win.”

After entries into the competition, two schools, in particular, proved their lip dub talents to be the best-those schools being the senior class at Okkodo High school and Bishop Baumgartner’s middle schoolers.

This morning, PNC caught up with Nicole Bumagat, president of the senior class council at Okkodo High school, who briefly spoke about the planning that went into their lip dub video.

(SOT: NICOLE BUMAGAT, PRESIDENT, SENIOR CLASS COUNCIL, OKKODO HIGH SCHOOL)

Nicole Bumagat, president of the Senior class council at OHS stated,  “It took us about like two weeks to plan the lip dub- and it took a lot of teamwork with my officers and then other people in our class to come together, and it was a really good time.”

When asked how the lip dub cash and prizes will benefit the senior class at Okkodo, Bumagat said it would go towards additional graduation needs for the senior class.

Moreover, as for advice for future participants, she told them to have fun, as the event is a great way to come together and make memories.

In keeping with the topic, Power98’s Brandi Jae spoke about what it feels like to be able to offer a creative outlet for Guam’s youth.

(SOT: BRANDI JAE, HOST, “PARTY WAVE,” POWER98)

Brandi Jae, Power 98’s Host stated,  “Positive way to express themselves–I love to see that, and they got to do it on a platform, that all the kids are expressing themselves through dance and music- and as an artist, I love that!”

According to Dice, Power98 looks forward to expanding the lip dub challenge to include elementary school students in the future.

Destiny Cruz, PNC News First.