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Country Singer Walker Hayes Gives Cheyenne High School Shout Out For Viral Video

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

Country singer Walker Hayes likely brightened the days of some students and teachers this week when he gave a shoutout to Cheyenne’s East High School online.

Earlier this month, students, teachers and administrators from the high school made a short video which showed them dancing and lip syncing along to Hayes’ hit song “Fancy Like.” The video has become a massive success on the social media app TikTok.

As of Wednesday, the video had almost 700 views on Twitter, where it was initially posted, some of which were from Hayes himself.

“I just wanted to let y’all know I watched your video multiple times,” he said. “That’s what it’s all about. I love seeing everybody coming together and putting that video together. So much happiness, so much joy. A lot of y’all have way better moves than me.”

He told the Cheyenne East crew that he appreciated the video and it made him smile. He wished everyone a merry Christmas and happy New Year, as well.

“Awesome shout out from Walker Hayes on our Fancy Like video! Merry Christmas everyone from Walker Hayes and Cheyenne East!” school officials said on Wednesday.

Hayes is actually not a stranger to Cheyenne, as he opened for country singer Keith Urban during Cheyenne Frontier Days in 2019.

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Rachel’s Challenge leaves lasting impact on students

in News/Education

By Cowboy State Daily

Last month, Cowboy State Daily visited Cheyenne East High School as Rachel’s Challenge was presented in a series of assemblies and workshops to East High School students.

Rachel’s Challenge, created by the family of 17-year-old Rachel Scott, is based on the “Code of Ethics” the Columbine High School student wrote a month before her death in the Columbine school shooting of 1999.

We went back to East to check in and see if the Rachel’s Challenge message of kindness, inclusion, and dreaming big had a lasting impact on students.

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