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Principal Stuns Graduates With A Spine-Tingling A Capella Performance Of "I Will Always Love You"
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Principal Stuns Graduates With A Spine-Tingling A Capella Performance Of "I Will Always Love You"


With a stunning surprise serenade at their graduation ceremony, a high school principal wished his senior students joy, happiness, and, above all, love.

Marcus Gause stunned T. Wingate Andrews High School graduates in High Point, North Carolina, on Sunday with an a cappella rendition of the classic ballad "I Will Always Love You."

The video, which was shot at Greensboro Coliseum, has gone viral.

Here's where you can see it:

Principal Marcus Gause of T. Wingate Andrews High School in High Point, North Carolina, surprises the graduating class with this moving rendition of "I Will Always Love You." pic.twitter.com/jwO2ur0F8s — edutopia (@edutopia) June 9, 2021

“Of course, there was trepidation because nobody sings behind Whitney Houston and the greats like Dolly Parton, but the lyrics were really what I was trying to portray to my students,” Gause told ABC News.

“One of the things that the pandemic has really taught us is that we need more love, that students know that we love and care about them,” he continued.

Parton first released the song in 1974, and it has been covered numerous times since then, most notably by the late Whitney Houston, whose version for the film "The Bodyguard" topped the charts for 14 weeks.

Parton's original is available here:

Here's Houston's take:

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