Talking about the ‘Hoo-Hoo-siers’ of 2022

Just as IU Bloomington was preparing to send off the class of 2013, the potential class of 2022 stepped in and stole the show.

The third-graders from Cold Environmental Spring Magnet School sporting their candy-striped sunglasses at IU Bloomington's Sample Gates.

The third-graders from Cold Spring Environmental Magnet School sporting their candy-striped sunglasses at IU Bloomington’s Sample Gates.

April 25 was a special day for the talented third-graders from Indianapolis’ Cold Spring Environmental Magnet School who captivated Hoosier Nation this year with their acted-out version of “This Is Indiana,” the song written by former IU students Brice Fox and Daniel Weber that became a viral sensation last year. Along with their teacher, Kathryn Sullivan (IU class of 2012), the more than 30 youngsters got a first-hand glimpse (courtesy of the IU Visitor Information Center and through candy-striped shades provided by IU President Michael A. McRobbie’s office) of what college is all about. What’s more, they got to meet a few notable folks from IU, including a few of their basketball heroes, and reprise their now famous act on the famed floor of Assembly Hall.

My colleague Bethany Nolan joined the Cold Spring Environmental kids for the ride and returned with this Inside IU Bloomington story recapping the third-graders’ memorable day, which you can also experience through the short video below, produced by IU Communications.

Here’s to the Hoo-Hoo-siers of 2022!

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