High School Principal Sings Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You at Graduation

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North Carolina headmaster serenades students with emotional rendition of Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You at graduation

  • Marcus Gause stunned students at Wingate Andrews High School in High Point when he performed the 1974 song Dolly Parton in 1992, covered by Houston in 1992
  • Footage of the heartwarming moment was shared on Facebook and later Twitter, where it has been viewed nearly a million times
  • The viral video shows the principal standing onstage at the Greensboro Coliseum in his cap and gown as he serenades the class of 2021
  • Gause later said the lyrics were what he was trying to portray to his students

A high school principal said goodbye to the class of 2021 with his emotional rendition of “I Will Always Love You” during their graduation ceremony.

Marcus Gause stunned his students at Wingate Andrews High School in High Point, North Carolina, when he broadcast the lyrics to Dolly Parton’s 1974 song, which was famously covered by Whitney Houston in 1992.

Winston McGregor, a member of the Guilford County Board of Education, shared a video of the incredible moment facebook earlier this week, called it “pure gold.”

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Unbelievable: Principal Marcus Gause stunned students at Wingate Andrews High School in High Point when he performed ‘I Will Always Love You’ at their graduation

Gong viral: Footage of the heartwarming moment was shared on Facebook and later Twitter, where it has been viewed nearly a million times

Gong viral: Footage of the heartwarming moment was shared on Facebook and later Twitter, where it has been viewed nearly a million times

Gong viral: Footage of the heartwarming moment was shared on Facebook and later Twitter, where it has been viewed nearly a million times

Astonishing: The viral video shows the principal standing onstage at the Greensboro Coliseum in his cap and gown as he serenades the class of 2021

Astonishing: The viral video shows the principal standing onstage at the Greensboro Coliseum in his cap and gown as he serenades the class of 2021

The footage shows Gause standing on stage at the Greensboro Coliseum in his cap and gown as he serenades the graduating students, wishing them joy, happiness and most importantly love as he sings Parton’s famous lyrics.

McGregor urged people to let the video go viral, writing, “I don’t need to tell you how emotional these graduations have been. Help me show them some love.’

The heartwarming clip has now been shared on Twitter, where it has been viewed nearly a million times.

Inspirational: The song was written and performed by Dolly Parton in 1974 and covered by Whitney Houston in 1992. Gause admitted there was some

Inspirational: The song was written and performed by Dolly Parton in 1974 and covered by Whitney Houston in 1992. Gause admitted there was some “nervousness” when he took the stage

‘Mr. Gause just raised the stakes for every NC director this graduation season,” North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein tweeted Wednesday.

‘I love love, love this clip!’ someone else comment. ‘We must show love to our young people! Congratulations Director Marcus Gause of Andrews High School in High Point, NC.”

Love: Gause said the lyrics were what he was trying to portray to his students

Love: Gause said the lyrics were what he was trying to portray to his students

Another said: ‘Drop the microphone and give this man the director of the year award!!

Talk about a memorable, unforgettable farewell to graduates whose hearts he opened farther than the sky is blue. Well done, mr. [Gause], well done.’

Gause knocked it out of the park when he performed the ballad, but he later admitted it was a little intimidating tackling the song on graduation day.

“Of course there’s a nervousness because nobody sings behind Whitney Houston and greats love Dolly Parton, but the lyrics were what I was trying to portray to my students,” he explained to ABC news.

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

Student Mekhi McRae told the news channel he will never forget the headmaster who sings to them, saying, “He’s a big part of why I am who I am today.”

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