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Scranton Holds Pep Rally for Kat Perkins

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There is a lot of Scranton school pride right now for former graduate Kat Perkins.

That's as she takes the national stage to showcase her singing abilities.

Kat has opened for Bon Jovi, performed in several different bands and got her start in the Medora musical.

Although she has fans all over the Upper Midwest, there's nothing quite like hometown pride.

If you drive around the small town of Scranton, you can easily spot many signs of support for Kat Perkins.

If you go in the school, you can hear that everyone is rooting for her.

Kat Perkins is making her national debut singing on "The Voice".

"I've seen a couple clips of her and yeah it just gives me goose bumps, because it's yeah there she is, it's real" says Mark Perkins, Mr. P., Kat's father.

Along with cheering for Kat at a pep rally, the school staff gets in on the fun, playing the roles of the TV judges.

Her dad also makes an appearance, playing Kat in the skit.

Mr. Perkins, or Mr. P., is also the band teacher in the school of around 120 students.

He's using what's happening to his daughter to send a message to young students.

"If you work hard enough you can realize your dreams..." says Mr. P.

"It'll be nice for them to be able to see someone that they know on the big stage, don't get that chance very often." he says.

Kat graduated from Scranton in 1999, but all of the elementary, and high school students and staff knows who Kat is through her music.

She couldn't be in her hometown for the pep rally but she could watch it because it was streaming online

She also sent a video message back home.

"I can't do this without you guys, Scranton is amazing to me, and I'll never forget growing up there and having all of your support always..." says Kat Perkins.

As everyone waits to see how far she'll go on the singing competition show, the whole town is singing their own tune, cheers for Kat.

"I think there's a lot of hope and I think they're pretty confident that she's going to do well, they know her, they've seen her sing..." says Mr. P.

In case you did not see, Kat did advance to the next round on The Voice.

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