The principal of Union Point Academy in Florence, Kentucky recently released a video announcing a snow day for students that has since gone viral.
It’s no surprise that kids love snow days. What can be better than a surprise day off school? Students at Union Point Academy learned about their recent snow day from a special message from their principal that quickly spread into an internet sensation.
Caddell sets his tune to Mariah Carey’s “Hero,” and it’s pretty hilarious.
From Fox 19:
Chris Caddell, principal of Union Point Academy in Florence, covers the classic Mariah Carey diva tune “Hero.”
“There’s a message if you look inside your phone. You don’t have to be afraid of what it says,” he warbles, draped in a brown fur hunting hat and coat.
“Icy streets and roads shut the city down, so I’m reaching out to you and gotta say that school is canceled for today.
“Go back to bed and go out and play. Tests and homework not a trace. Parents don’t punch me in the face.”
Caddell, a first-year principal at the northern Kentucky school, said he wanted to sing a song most people would recognize, and Carey’s ballad did the trick.
Caddell made what was already good news for Union Point students and announced it in a fun way that’s sure to get plenty of laughs.
“Who took my hot tea?” Caddell demands at the video’s closure.
Snowy days are sure to be less fun for adults than they are for kids. Rough roads and heating bills don’t exactly warm my heart. But a singing principal sure did.
I think he has a pretty good voice. But don’t take my word for it; see for yourself:
Is this even better than Carey’s version?
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