The student body president of a Washington State high school plays Justin Bieber’s “Baby” on repeat between classes and during lunch period, and he won’t stop until they raise at least $500 for African orphans.
Connor Stakelin of Tenino High School says the money is to improve the lives of 254 ophans at a school in Ghana.
“The school is called Crossover International Academy,” Stakelin told King 5 News. "It helps kids that don’t have meals, they don’t even have a bed to lie on at night and in their school they don’t even have more than one piece of paper per day."
He started playing the Bieber song last week. As of Monday afternoon, the school had raised $332 in donations.
“For some of them it’s incentive to donate because they don’t want to hear it anymore,” he said.
“Oh, my God, my head is about to explode right now,” said student Zack Chamberlain. “I’m pretty sure I’ve had five Ibuprofen already.”
“We’re done listening to that song over and over again,” said student Jasmine Moore. "It’s getting very bad. I just want to go home."
Tenino Elementary School Principal Dave Ford, who came up with the idea, said supporting the school has actually unified the community.
“We kind of have this forest fire of passion, compassion and empathy,” said Ford. “It’s flying through the district from 3rd to 12th grade. They understand the connection between needs, wants and other people’s reality.”