"Our tire's bigger" has been the motto of First Presbyterian Christian Academy students as they've spent all of 2012 preparing videos and shows of spirit. It's all for a competition sponsored by sports gear manufacturer Under Armour.
"Some schools did training videos that showed them moving a tractor tire as a show of strength," explained teacher Maria Reed. "In our video, we used a combine tire and we had a girl doing it. So we said our tire's bigger."
The contest measures the heart and determination of a school's sports teams. Along the way, they had to take part in challenges and video tape them along the way.
"They wanted big; they wanted epic. And they didn't give you ten days to produce this. You usually had 48 hours," Reed added.
The 110 high school students at FPCA began planning for 2012 just hours after they learned they did not win the 2011 contest.
"This year, I feel we have way more emotion to it. We've put more of our heart out. Last year, we felt like we should have won, but we didn't put as much heart in as we thought we did. This year, we've gone all out," said 11th grader Domonique Kirkley.
They staged a downtown parade to showcase their town. The entire school took part in a mud run together. Their video clips have included shout out's from local politicians, all-star NFL players and even the vice president of Paraquay.
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