Songwriting winners announced!

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After a month of sorting through your amazing entries, I am finally ready to declare a winner to the Dunces Rock songwriting contest.

Well, two winners actually! Since there were so many great entries, I decided to award one prize for video and one prize for lyrics.

In the video category, the winner is Amy Attalla, for her lovely song in praise of her teacher “Ms. Mills is the best”  set to the tune of Simon & Garfunkle’s Scarborough Fair. Headcase would love the musical reference. Congratulations, Amy!

In the lyrics category, the winner is Mia Herman, whose irreverent song “Rules” exemplifies the sassy spirit of the Dunces. Congratulations, Mia! I’m reprinting the lyrics below. I’d love to hear it set to music!

Each winner will received a signed copy of either Dunces Anonymous or Dunces Rock!

Rules

By Mia Herman

 Rules rules rules

No running in the hallwaaaaaaay

That’s what you always saaaaaaayyy

If you need ice, go alone

You don’t need all your little friends with you.

Cuz no matter what I do-ooh

It just ain’t good enough for you-ooh

No el-ec-tronics at schooooool,

Yup, that’s definitely your rule

What is the point

Of schoooooool?

Rules rules rules

No running in the hallwaaaaaaay

That’s what you always saaaaaaayyy

I asked to sit with a friend at lunch

But guess what the answer was?

No no no no noooooooooooooo!

Cuz no matter what I do-ooh

It just ain’t good enough for you-ooh

No throwing snowballs during winter

What’s the point of that?

Once you’re out the door

You can’t come back in!!!!!

Rules rules rules

No running in the hallwaaaaaaay

That’s what you always saaaaaaayyy