Over the years several challenges have gone viral and attracted participation from many different people. For instance a few years ago there was the “Water Bucket” challenge for ALS or the “Mannequin” challenge that thousands of people participated in. One recent trend is the “In My Feelings” challenge to the popular song by Drake from his album Scorpion. This sensation began with Instagram comedian TheShiggyShow. In just a few weeks, over 400,000 posts were made with the #InMyFeelingsChallenge hashtag. One UHS alumni, Dr. Rich Constantine, created quite the sensation in his modified version “In My Fillings” created for his dental practice in Greenville, SC.
Dr. Rich Constantine graduated from Uniontown High School in 1999. He achieved many accolades during his time here including receiving the KDKA Extra Effort Award, a 4.1 GPA, Student of the month, class president, and marching and concert band. Athletically he was co-captain and two year letterman in basketball, two year letterman in track, served as co-captain and three-year letterman in football including All-Conference and All-County honors. He was also voted best looking, best physique, and most fitting best smile by his senior class mates. He chose to attend College at Ohio University. Constantine earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences Pre-Dentistry from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. Dr. Constantine owns Constantine Dental and makes being a dentist fun and going to the dentist cool. In less than two months this dentist garnered over 85 million views, was a guest on the Steve Harvey show, and was interviewed on several other talk shows. He became an Internet sensation from a single video of him busting out moves.
His father, also Richard Constantine, was a principal and superintendent for Uniontown School District. Dr. Constantine has taken his sudden popularity and continued his family’s practice of giving back by creating the foundation Smile on Cancer. Along with is wife, Trish, this foundation encourages cancer patients and their families to stay positive and just keep smiling. The couple each lost a parent to cancer within a span of just 10 months.