3,473 Valley students break world record for longest high-five chain

Longest continuous high-five chain by Avondale Middle School makes world record.

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Step aside, former record holders, there’s a new high-fiving sheriff in town -- and that sheriff is 3,473 third through eighth graders from the Avondale Elementary School District.

With the help of Fiesta Bowl Charities, Playworks Arizona and volunteers from United Healthcare, the students set the new Guinness World Record for longest high-five chain.

“What better way to inspire young kids and remind them that anything is possible than to shatter a world record,” Joe Gaudio, CEO of United Healthcare Community Plan of Arizona, said in a release.

The previous record was set by 2,711 high-fivers on Dec. 4, 2015 at a high school in Taiwan. 

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