By Tim Collins
Generally when we think of flash mobs we think of violence and destruction. For once a positive flash mob is making headlines.
Tara Dragon Hernandez, a vice principal at Woodlake Elementary School in Mandeville, took a leave of absence during the school year because her 10-month old son was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer.
During that time, she visited countless doctors and held her son Grayson as he went through four rounds of chemotherapy and surgery to remove most of the cancerous tumor.
At their year end assembly, her students decided to put on a flash mob. Mrs. Hernandez was caught off guard since she was not at the school for much of the year. Her absence didn’t stop her students from thinking about her.
About 800 students and teachers danced and sang in unison to Bruno Mars’ song Count On Me.