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Lip-off rolls into Round 3

March 3, 2019
CJ Eilers - Editor ( , Dysart Reporter

The 10th annual Lip-off contest cruised into Round 3 at Union Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Each group lip synced one minute of a song or skit on stage for the entire student body. On Wednesday, the students and staff will "money vote" for the groups they wish to see again the next week. The top half of the performances move on to the next week of the competition.

This year's chosen organization is the Knox Blocks Foundation to purchase Owlet Socks, which according to their site are "worn by infants to track their oxygen level and heart rate. Parents are alerted if the levels fall outside of range." 2,650 monitors have been provided over their organization's existence. This year, Knox Blocks is partnering with daycares to give them owlets for their infant rooms. Little Knights Learning Center will receive 12 owlets and other area daycares will receive owlets.

"We've been familiar with the Lip-off because our son-now a senior in high school-had won it all three years," Elisha Palmer, Co-Founder of Knox Blocks said said. "My daughter signed up and Laurie Driscol approached us about the funds going to Knox Blocks. There's no way we can do this without our community. They are the reason we've had so much success as a foundation and we will never be able to express our gratitude."

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The fourth and final round will be held on Monday, March 4. Each round will start at around 8:15 a.m. in the UMS auditorium. For more information about the Lip-off, call UMS at (319) 476-5100.

"It's an incredible way to get the kids involved and the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone with something new," Palmer said. "Speaking for my kids, they enjoyed it and having something they normally wouldn't have the opportunity. These students are very talented."



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