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April 16, 2018

MWAH! troupe’s return appearance at Prophetstown High School

A three-point shot will be a focus of the MWAH! Performing Arts Troupe’s presentation at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 16, at Prophetstown High School, located at 310 West Riverside Drive in Prophetstown. Such buzzer-beating three-pointers by Donte Ingram and Marques Townsend won crucial games for #11 seeded Loyola University in the recent NCAA basketball tournament, advancing the team to…
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March 13, 2018

Morrison High School Students Hear Inspiring Assembly

The news media recently has had plenty of incidents to write about encompassing the campuses of the nation’s schools, so the troupe of youthful and talented guests at the Morrison High School auditorium on February 26, 2018 were a welcome inspiration. The essence of the MWAH! ensemble (Messages Which Are Hopeful) offered real life stories, combined with contemporary music, lots…
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February 27, 2018

MWAH! Spreads Positive Message

The MWAH! Performing Arts Troupe was founded more than 34 years ago and has recently made stops at schools such as Freeport Middle School and Morrison High School. MWAH!, which stands for Messages Which Are Hopeful, features performers who range in age from 11 to 22 years old from all across northern Illinois. Troupe members share their message against drug…
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November 1, 2017

Bringing Truth to Teen Issues

During the MWAH! Performing Arts Troupe assembly on October 16, Prairie Central Junior High School choir members joined troupe members in singing a song about peace and unity. Photo by Luke Smucker of The Blade news staff. Pontiac Daily Leader of Pontiac, Illinois on October 21 andThe Blade in Fairbury, Illinois on October 25 In its appearance on October 16,…
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October 17, 2017

MWAH mixes music, advice on youths’ toughest issues

STORY PUBLISHED IN THE PANTAGRAPH ON OCTOBER 17, 2017BY KEVIN BARLOW FORREST — When Prairie Central Junior High School Student Council adviser Jonnita Vogel first saw the MWAH Performing Arts Troupe at a student council state convention several years ago, she immediately felt a connection. “Our student council members immediately said that we have to get them here and we did, and…
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October 18, 2010

RiverRidge High School

Two contrasting character roles of MWAH! artist Shawn Conerton during the troupe's appearance October 18, 2010 at River Ridge High School new Hanover, Ilinois. The first is Shawn being escorted from the gym after shouting bigoted and hurtful comments in an opening piece focusing on diversity. The second is his performing Kenny Chesney's "The Boys of Fall" in recognition of…
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September 13, 2010

Henry-Senachwine High School in Henry, Illinois

MWAH! singers Christian Honn and Mason Ridenour compete for the attention of Kaitlyn Doyle, a junior at Henry-Senachwince High School, during a performance at her school on September 13, 2010. Both Christian and Mason succeeded. They learned that Kaitlyn also loves to sing and is a great role model. MWAH! singer Taylor Oechsel prepares to serenade sophomore Nick Courtway, one…