Longest Breakdance Hand Wave-Prescott High
School sets world record
High School students and staff members successfully
completed the longest continuous break-dance hand wave and
set a new world record.
Students and staff of Prescott High School attempt to break
the World Record for the Longest Breakdance Hand Wave Tuesday
on Bill Shepherd field in Prescott. Photo:The Daily Courier/
Jo. L. Keener (enlarge
English teacher Jennifer Walker said the goal
was to break the current record of 795 people. "Our target
is 1,400 to 1,500 people doing the wave," Walker said.
The unofficial count was 1,359 people, a little short
of the goal, but still enough to smash the old record by 564.
Sophomore Ashley Heuer, a member of the world record organizing
team, said the attempt "is exciting. There are a lot of kids,
more than I thought would be here."
Suttles and Linn watched as the break-dance wave
made its way through 16 serpentine rows of participants.
The judges kept a close eye as the wave made the turn
at the end of each of the rows and made its way to the next
According to official judges Prescott Councilwoman
Mary Ann Suttles and United Way Executive Director Tammy Linn,
the PHS students and staff members successfully completed
the longest continuous break-dance hand wave.
Suttles said the effort was "wave fun. This is
the first time I have been asked to be a judge for an effort
to set a World Record. Everything has to be done correctly."
"I think this is one of those events that the
students will look back on in 20 years and remember," McCraley
said. "I am ecstatic to see how many kids and staff members
Members of the PHS Parent, Teacher, Student Association
helped gather the signatures of every student, adult and staff
member on the football field.
With this successful effort, Walker is already
looking forward to next year, when "the senior class will
try to set a new world record for 'head, shoulders, knees
and toes,'" she said.