What This High School Graduating Class Did At Graduation Will Actually Give You All Of The Feelings

Way cooler than just announcing names.

The seniors at Kahuku High School in Hawaii have a lot to be proud of. They've finished their studies as high school students, and are off to bigger and better things — but not without a bang first.

The graduating class learned a nine-minute dance and song medley in two days, and performed it on graduation day.

As the students sat up on the bleachers in front of family and friends, everyone assumed that the ceremony will go on as usual, until they started to sway back and forth and the music came on, specifically the music to Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" with updated lyrics:

"We've come a long way from where we began.
We'd like to thank our parents, teachers, family and friends.
All good things things must come to end."

Just as people were probably beginning to bawl their eyes out, the kids broke into song and dance to "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5.

The song and dance medley continued with various popular hits including:

Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off"

Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk"

And their school's traditional war dance “Kaipahua Kura”

According to the school's sports site, Red Raider Nation, the following are some of the chant (with an english translation):


Kei te papa pakanga
On this battlefield –
Our Football Field
He iwi kotahi
We are unified
we are one
Mo nga iwi Whanui
For our families and Community (Who have been through much)
Tangata kairakau
We will stand as Warriors (For them)
Tangata Maia
We will stand Brave
Tangata Wehi kore
And We will never retreat, there will be no surrender
Kaua ka mate wheke
We won't die like Octopus (Retreating from Danger)
Ka Mate Ururoa Kaipahua
But we will fight with courage like Hammerhead sharks, Like the Raiders of the past.

We are beyond impressed.


Congrats to the class of 2015! Check out their performance below: