Theater Skits Send Messages of Hope

High school students came together on March 24 to participate in the school’s annual suicide prevention program for the freshman class. The student-run program aimed to provide a comfortable and confidential forum for students to interact and communicate about mental health issues.

Throughout the program, organized by teachers Mary Hygom and Marcy Mitchell, theater students performed original skits focusing on real-life issues faced by teenagers. Each skit showed proper and improper ways to handle various situations in which high school students may find themselves. Students then broke into groups and discussed the scenarios under the leadership of volunteers from the Natural Helpers Club.

“I am always impressed by the student participation in programs where our students are helping their peers,” said Principal Dan Holtzman.