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These High School Seniors Just Blew Every Other Graduation Ceremony Out Of The Water


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The class of 2015 at Kahuku High School in Hawaii performed an incredible song and dance routine to a medley of a ton of songs, and it's totally badass.

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The dance ends with an amazing performance of their school's haka dance.

A haka is a traditional dance from the Maori people of New Zealand, and the school's dance was created by a Maori cultural specialist whose son is a student.

One of the seniors, Lisiate Tovo, told BuzzFeed News that the school's personalized haka mentions the "Red Raiders," the school's mascot.

"We do the haka as a form of respect usually before football or rugby games here in Hawaii," he explained.


Tovo said the graduation dance is a tradition at the school, and the class learned the entire thing in two days.

Lisiate Tovo

He said some local Kahuku alumni, the Fonoimoana family, came up with the routine and helped the students learn it.

"Honestly the experience truly was amazing," he said, "Leaving high school with a bang and the best part is enjoying the moment with (all my) classmates."

The dance soon started to blow up on Twitter.

Kahuku high's grad video made it everywhere on media 😲

Kahuku high 2015 is so twitter famous rn lol

Our graduation video went viral over night. Ain't nobody got it like Kahuku High School βœŠπŸŽ‰ #H15TORY


Many said the school's haka dance was a great expression of Polynesian pride.

Kahuku High always knows how to put on a show βœŠπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ

And said they were High School Musical IRL.

β€œ@Whiz_Kabua: Kahuku was pretty turnt... ” 'When u high school musical af' πŸ˜‚

Congrats, class of 2015. You're officially cooler than all of us.

That moment when you're all graduated πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

BuzzFeed News has reached out to the school for comment.