Rihanna took the stage at Barrington High School moments ago for her much-anticipated visit. Her fans greeted her with wild applause and Beatlemania-type screaming.
“Thank you guys for coming and waiting,” the Barbadian signer said, before paying tribute to the school’s charitable works.
The school won the visit with Rihanna – hours before she’s due to perform at the United Center – after winning a contest she sponsored. She invited schools to produce videos set her “Diamonds” single that would highlight charitable work. Barrington High’s video, produced by students of the BHS-TV class, is a montage of shots that shine a light on several different philanthropic initiatives in which the school participates. Among many other service projects both local and nationwide, the school has assisted tornado victims in Joplin, Mo., and Natives American who live on a reservation in South Dakota.
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