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Whitney Young HS, My Alma Mater, Wins the Internet Today

I bleed orange and blue! Before I was an Illini, I was a Dolphin. A Whitney Young Dolphin, to be specific. I’m an alumni of the best high school in the city of Chicago: Whitney M. Young Magnet High School. We’re also ranked nationally as one of the top schools in academics and we just rock in general.

More proof of that? FLOTUS Michelle Obama is an Alum. YUP.

Whitney Young Dolphins logo

Today, my high school wins the internet. You might know why already but if you don’t, lemme bring it to you attention.

Current seniors we being turnt up in one of our four lunchrooms and one of them decides to go do a footwork jig in the doorway of one of the staffers. Then he circles around and sees one of the teachers and proceeds to jig for his life in front of him. You might expect the teacher to be annoyed, but NAWL. Instead, he accepts the CHALLONJ and does an Irish jig himself. And slayed.

Just watch.

YESSSSS Mr. Fanning! You better SLAY ALL THE SENIORS!!! I cracked up so hard at this.

This video has made its internet rounds today, even appearing on Good Morning America. WY always finds a way to stay on some map and I’m here for it!

Whitney Young rules. Don’t forget.


P.S. I’m REALLY glad YouTube didn’t exist while I was in high school. all the shenanigans we used to get into on tape? There’d be a video right now of that one time when I tripped so hard I face-planted and my Vice-Principal checked to make sure I was ok. And then laughed at me SO hard. LOL

Raise your hand if you’re REALLY glad YouTube and Facebook didn’t exist while you were in high school \(._.)/. Go to sleep if you’re STILL in H.S. (-__-)

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  1. KB
    October 23, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Life. Received.
    That was awesome.

  2. Kiki
    October 23, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Fellow Dolphin representing! This video gave me life and gave it more abundantly. Lol. And yeah, I’m so thankful we didn’t have video…none if us would be able to get a real job now if proof of the foolery existed!

  3. adiat
    October 23, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Dolphins!! C/O ’96. I love my school!

  4. Maya
    October 23, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Shoulda been a dolphin!

  5. KWoodard
    October 23, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Welp! As a teacher, I KNOW that fellow teacher has just won the TEACHER OF THE YEAR award. Love his interaction with the kiddos…..

  6. October 24, 2012 at 1:29 am

    If there isn’t a song by a WY Senior called “Riverdancin’ on These H*es” by graduation, my faith in these chirren will be lost

    • Elle Monee
      October 24, 2012 at 1:47 am


  7. Lauren
    October 24, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Another Dolphin here. That was awesome! I’m SO glad that youtube wasn’t out when I was there. I know for a fact that our shenanigans in French class alone would’ve been on there.

    October 24, 2012 at 8:23 am

    This video was cute and awesome! But for some reason i want someone to remix this video and play some ratchet downsouth song do a jig on that hoe like song in the background….

  9. legitimate_soul
    October 24, 2012 at 11:32 am

    I loved that!

  10. StillSuga
    October 24, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Not a WY alum, but I am a Chi-town girl, and his response to the footwork being a riverdance was EVERYTHING!!!

    • Cheekie
      October 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Right??? I am ALWAYS here for the footwork. Lawd that was everything.

  11. Thatchic
    October 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Love it!!!!

  12. Heidi B.
    October 27, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    YESSSS!!! DOLPHINS c/o 02! This reminds me of the glorious Mr. Lattyak… who DEFINITELY participated in our senior shenanigans!!!

  13. Chinelo
    November 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    ROTFLMAO!!! That was hilarious!! I miss WY days!! c/o 2000 whoop whoop!!

  14. Mrs. Hamilton
    December 10, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    That was hilarious and made so high-school sick!!!! WY c/0 98!!! And thank Gawd they didn’t have youtube back then… seriously.

    “The hopes and dreams of our tomorrows link us together… within the walls of Whitney Young we’ll make them come truuuuuuuue”

  15. bailamariposa
    April 12, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Ok someone told me about your site about a month ago and I’ve been a fan every since, but I never comment…until I realized you’re a dolphin!!! That’s makes you and this blog even more awesome than I thought! lol C/O ’97
    and LOL @ Mrs. Hamilton..I started singing the exact same line from the school song after reading this post lol

  16. Gail
    January 23, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Ah, no wonder I fell in love with your blog.
    Dolphin Power Class of 81
    with two more family members behind me