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Rihanna visits Barrington High School

Posted on 25 March 2013 by Brian Dunlap

Rihanna visits Barrington High School Photo on Stage Relay for Life of BarringtonBHS 2 awards signed by Rihanna to help raise money for the community Relay for Life of BarringtonRihanna hugs TJ from Relay for Life of Barrington

We are so proud of the students of Barrington High School. They won a contest sponsored by Rihanna herself. She invited schools to produce videos set to her song “Diamonds” highlighting charitable work. Barrington High School’s video, produced by Barrington students, encompassed the many philanthropic initiatives the school has participated in both locally and nationwide either by raising funds or raising awareness on some important issues surrounding these groups. Of few of which are the tornado victims in Joplin, MO, GiGi’s Playhouse, a down syndrome awareness center, The Naive Americans on the Crow Creek Reservation, and Relay for Life of Barrington for the American Cancer Society.

Rihanna hugs TJ from Relay for Life of BarringtonRelay for Life of Barrington Youth Team Waiting Patiently for RihannaBHS entertainment while waiting for Rihanna Relay for Life of Barrington

A crowd of more than 2000 students waited patiently for Rihanna to show up at Barrington High School just to get a glimpse of the star as she came to thank the students. When she finally did take the stage Rihanna’s comments with regard to the winning video were, “I was so impressed.” “I was so touched seeing the video, I wanted to make sure I came and expressed that to you in person.” Unfortunately she had to rush back off the stage after taking some photos because she needed to set off to her concert scheduled that evening at the United Center. A number of student s at the event received tickets to her concert that evening while waiting for Rihanna to arrive.

Clearly it was very exciting for the students of Barrington High School and some of the surrounding schools to be able to see her in their home town no matter how brief the visit was.

In the end the true stars of the day are our students here in Barrington because with their work they have help numerous people nationwide!! So Thank you students of Barrington for setting such a great example of giving!!!


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