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Rihanna worth the wait? Barrington students say yes

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Rihanna, in the middle, posed with the BHS-TV students who made the video that won Barrington High School the pop star's appearance there.

Courtesy of High School Cube

Barrington High School students were eager to see pop star Rihanna make her long-awaited visit to the school.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Barrington High School students lined up to see pop star Rihanna make her long-awaited visit to the school.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Barrington High School students were eager to see pop star Rihanna make her long-awaited visit to the school.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

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Ashika Sachdev, who sang an edited Rihanna song on the video that won Barrington High School Rihanna's visit, and others on the BHS-TV crew are pumped to meet the pop star.

Eric Peterson | Staff Photographer

After a more than four-hour delay, Rihanna appears onstage in the gym of Barrington High School after being introduced by Catherine Goetze, BHS-TV's head reporter.

Courtesy of High School Cube

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There are plenty of celebrities most kids would give up a day of school to see, but pop star Rihanna proved her popularity when students in Barrington gave their entire first day of spring break to see her. More than 2,000 high school and middle school students waited another 3 hours for the singer to arrive. "I wanted to come here to the high school because I was so impressed," Rihanna said. "I was very touched seeing the video. ... Barrington High School, congratulations!"
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    • Rihanna, in the middle, posed with the BHS-TV students who made the video that won Barrington High School the pop star's appearance there.
    • Barrington High School students were eager to see pop star Rihanna make her long-awaited visit to the school.
    • Barrington High School students lined up to see pop star Rihanna make her long-awaited visit to the school.
    • Barrington High School students were eager to see pop star Rihanna make her long-awaited visit to the school.
    • Rihanna
    • Ashika Sachdev, who sang an edited Rihanna song on the video that won Barrington High School Rihanna's visit, and others on the BHS-TV crew are pumped to meet the pop star.
    • After a more than four-hour delay, Rihanna appears onstage in the gym of Barrington High School after being introduced by Catherine Goetze, BHS-TV's head reporter.
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