Marcus Gause

T. Wingate Andrews Principal Marcus Gause speaks at Sunday’s commencement exercises at the Greensboro Coliseum. Andrews graduation was featured on the Today Show, ABC News Tonight and other media outlets with Principal Gause singing the song, “I will always love you” to the graduates. LAURA GREENE | HPE

GUILFORD COUNTY — A video showing the principal of a high school in High Point serenading its graduates has gone viral on social media.

T. Wingate Andrews Principal Marcus Gause wowed the class of 2021 and families gathered at the Greensboro Coliseum during Sunday’s commencement with a rendition of “I Will Always Love You,” first recorded by Dolly Parton and later by Whitney Houston, from the stage as the red-clad graduates cheered wildly.

Guilford County Schools Chief of Staff Nora Carr said the video has received notice on media outlets such as the “Today” show, National Public Radio, Fox News and “ABC World News Tonight.” The video even got an online thumbs-up from rap superstar and actor Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Carr told The High Point Enterprise.

See a video of the performance on The High Point Enterprise Facebook page. | 336-888-3528 | @HPEpaul