An Editorial by Kiley Hendricks
Being a high school student during a global pandemic is tough. Most of my Junior year has been spent in my room, and with having to stay home, we haven’t been able to do any extracurricular activities. Even when we did hybrid learning, it would have been too difficult or risky to attempt something such as drama.
After hearing that we were able to start doing our play at Port Huron High School, many questions came to mind. Will we be able to perform? What about quarantined students? Putting on a show isn’t free, and a lot of the money comes from the people coming to see it. We need an audience to have some kind of revenue, but what happens if we can’t even do that? With nothing to fall back on, it wasn’t looking good for our program.
Thanks to the Youth Advisory Council (YAC), we can continue our passions through this far from normal year. We are extremely grateful for the grant for the Port Huron High School Drama Program. Without the YAC grant, we would not be able to have things like costumes or sets. The very things that make theatre, theatre!
Drama practice is a bit different, but it’s the closest thing we can get to doing the things we love. We do Zoom calls for those who have to quarantine, and social distancing while on stage, but that doesn’t bother us. We are just happy to be there, and although it isn’t like every other year, it’s the joy of being with our friends and our passion for the arts that give us some normalcy during the pandemic.
Without the help from the Youth Advisory Council, we couldn’t have put on our show. We are so thankful for the generosity and support.