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Beyonce a no-show at Louisville school, but all is not lost

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Beyonce held a concert at the KFC Yum! Center Thursday night. Beyonce held a concert at the KFC Yum! Center Thursday night.
Tristen Boyer Tristen Boyer
Ay'Reese Anderson Ay'Reese Anderson
Susan French Susan French
Students at Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School. Students at Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Some time with budding artists in Louisville fell just short in their plea online for superstar Beyonce to visit their school. 

Students at Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School made a video, asking the star to visit their school during her trip to Louisville for her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. 

When it's a school project, you have to figure there's a lesson in there somewhere. LPAS teachers and administrators had several in mind and what they called a Beyonce outbreak was just a side effect.

Tristen Boyer and her friends put on their performance game faces for a goal

"We're trying to get Beyonce to come to our school because she's a great role model for a lot of us," the 5th grade Boyer said.

Classmate Ay'Reese Anderson said, "She likes dances, acts, sings so it's like all the arts put together in one person."

School principal Susan French sees the parallels. "Beyonce started her career in a performing arts school," she said. "We're a performing arts school. She walked the very same footsteps that our students are walking right now."

But if this were just about celebrity worship, it wouldn't be much of a school activity

"So we really tried to take every opportunity throughout this journey as a teaching and learning process for our students," French said.  "They have researched various heroes in their lives, they've read about it, written about it, incorporated the use of technology to create this broadcast. So this has been a very successful learning experience for our students."

They used everything from the selection of Beyonce as the target of the video to lessons about using social media responsibly.

They realized they had very little shot of actually getting the superstar to show up, but French said, "We want them to realize that anything is possible but nothing is possible if you don't reach for the stars and try to make it happen."

At LPAS, they think they also scored in one way - The video had more than 11,000 clicks by Thursday afternoon, which is bringing valuable attention to the NuLu area school.

Click here to view the video yourself.

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