'Fight Song' singer performs at Sweet Briar

Rachel Platten performing at Sweet Briar College 5.7.16 (Photo: Ashley Ann/WSET)

SWEET BRIAR, Va. (WSET) -- An online contest resulted in a big win for Sweet Briar College. Musician Rachel Platten -- known for her hit "Fight Song" -- stopped by the school to perform a special show for the students. More than 2,500 schools competed in a online vote to get Platten to come to their school, and Sweet Briar was the lucky winner.

Sweet Briar students say "Fight Song" was special to them after the school bounced back from almost closing last year.

Platten says shes happy to know they kept fighting for the school that they love, "It meant a lot to me, I felt really moved, I heard incredible stories this year about how people have overcome incredible odds and thrived, and this is another really special one that, you know, I'm gonna remember forever"

On top of the performance, Sweet Briar received a $10,000 grant for its music department from Chegg David B. Goldberg Music Scholarship Fund

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