For over 20 years, a puppeteer theater troupe of high school juniors and seniors have performed for the second-grade class at Miller-Driscoll. I vividly remember my second-grade performance as one of my older cousins was a puppeteer and my great aunt and uncle were in the audience. For those of you who have been in the school district since second grade, you may recall seeing this show titled “Kids on the Block.” For most of you, it may not have made the lasting impression that it made on me. At age 7, I said, “I’m going to be in that performance.”
Fast forward to high school where I heard about “Kids in the Block” again and remembered how much I loved the show. Unfortunately, I found out that it is not something you can just sign up to do. Trust me, I would have run to put my name on the list. The “Kids on the Block” show is part of Peervention, an organization where students chosen by faculty are trained to assist other students through difficult situations. Luckily, a teacher who still to this day remains unknown to me, recommended me to Mr. Pompa for Peervention. To that unknown person, I extend a huge thank you now.