Pinecrest’s ‘Virtue Is So Beautiful’ video goes viral



CUMMING, Ga. — A video titled “Virtue Is So Beautiful” featuring Pinecrest Academy’s high school boys has received about 13,815 views as of Nov. 7.

After viewing a video by high school boys in Utah, to the tune of “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction, Pinecrest mothers Laurie Flanigan and Kim Bass were inspired to have Pinecrest’s high school boys record their own version.

“Our world is giving the wrong message today in what true beauty really is,” said Flanigan. “The purpose of this project was to give a clear message to our young ladies that they are truly beautiful inside and out.”

Flanigan, Dennis Ehle, choreographer and Pinecrest mother Bass, coach Ryan Weingart and 12 athletes, scholars and student leaders collectively produced the video.

“Our goal with this project is to promote the virtue of modesty across the Paladin student body,” said junior Jack Frain.

The students unveiled their “Virtue Is So Beautiful” video during the homecoming pep rally on Friday, Oct. 25.

The video features students Aaron Bass, Christopher Birozes, Addison Ehle, Sean Flanigan, Frain, J.P. McCabe, Ryan McCarthy, Jack Meersman, Greg Metz, Evan Montalbano, Jose Ruiz and Andrew Wilborn, along with Weingart.

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