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The Amazing Shake

Watch the finale and see who was announced the 2021 Amazing Shake Winner!

Singing River Academy

4th Annual

Amazing Shake

2021 - 2022

What is the Amazing Shake? 

The Amazing Shake is a competition that places an emphasis on teaching students manners, discipline, respect, and professional conduct. Prior to the competition, students learn the nuances of professional human interaction as they are taught skills such as how to give a proper handshake, how to “work a room,” how to give a successful interview, and how to remain composed under pressure. The goal is to prepare our students so that they are able to present themselves exceptionally well for opportunities today as well as those that will come in the future. (


COVID-19 Update - Students will not shake hands this year and will maintain 3ft distance wearing masks.

Ask yourself….

  • Do you have good professional conduct?
  • Do you have good manners? 
  • Are you respectful?
  • Can you keep eye contact when speaking with someone?
  • Are you a leader?
  • Would you like to create and star in your own SRA commercial?
  • Do these words describe you? Outgoing, Confident, Engaging, Charming, Professional.

If you feel that you have what it takes to be SRA’s Top Amazing Shaker start working on the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. skills on the back of this sheet.

Round 1 - September 24 - S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Skills in homerooms

  • Homeroom teachers will select 1 - 3 students to represent their homerooms in the Amazing Shake on Friday, September 24th.
  • In order to be selected you need to demonstrate the above characteristics and engage in a professional conversation with your teacher.
  • Top students move on to the next round.

Round 2 - October 15 Flip Grids

  • Students who were chosen to represent their homerooms will submit FlipGrid Videos ...
    • Introducing themselves.
    • Sharing personal and professional goals.
    • How do they make a good first impression?
    • What makes a good leader?
    • Students will be graded on a rubric
      • Admin, Cooper, Eplin, and Top 2 (Hope & Jack) from last year will score FlipGrids
      • Top 20 will move on to the next round

Round 3 - November 18 - Work a Google Meet

  • 20 Students will “Work a Google Meet” 
  • Students will be given a topic to research and should be prepared to discuss in a Google Meet. 
  • 2 Google Meets (10 in each group) 
    • Students will need to use Google Meet Etiquette
    • Focusing on speaking clearly, engaging conversations, politeness, professionalism, introductions, etc
  • Students will be scored on a rubric by evaluators
    • Admin from GHS, Central Office, and Student Council from GHS 
  • 10 Students with the highest scores will move on to the next round.

Round 4 - January 27 - Community Improvement Project

  • 10 finalists will create and present a Community Improvement Project to the Gautier City Council. the Mayor and other Community Leaders via Google Meet. 
  • Students will create a presentation on Google Slides and present virtually to the council. 
  • Students are to be engaging, professional, timely with presentation, etc
  • More detailed information about Community Improvement Projects will be given later
  • Rubrics will be used  
  • Top 3 will be selected and will move on to the next round

Round 5 - March 14 - April 1st -  - Leadership Tasks

  • March 14 - 18 - Announcements 
    • Top 3 will conduct announcements for the week
    • (see schedule for top 3)
    • Rubrics will be used
  • March 21 - 25 - Commercial 
    • Top 3 students will create a commercial about SRA
    • More detailed information about SRA’s commercial will be given later
    • Rubrics will be used 
  • April 1st - Speeches
    • Top 3 will give speeches on what the Amazing Shake has taught them
    • Rubrics will be used. 
    • Amazing Shake Winner announced