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From the MWAH! Archives—MWAH!’s Appearance on Paula Sands Live (2017)

MWAH!, now in its 37th year, recently came across a clip of our troupe’s appearance on the “Paula Sands Live” show in 2017.  The program, broadcast from the KWQC-TV studios in Davenport, reaches viewers in the Quad Cities area.  The clip features MWAH! alumni Landon Ballard, James Agena, Justin Smusz, and Taylor Oechsel chatting with the program’s host, Paula Sands, and singing the inspirational song, “You’ll Be Okay.”

Choices – Suicide Awareness Video

From Desperation to Hope (Suicide Awareness & Prevention) Choices, produced by MWAH! in late-Summer 2020, addresses a serious topic: suicide. The video features a scene in which a despondent man (played by Jemell Moore) prepares to take his own life by jumping off a bridge, only to be saved by a person passing by who once was in the same position as the depressed man contemplating suicide. One key message: think of failure as a teacher, not as a final outcome. MWAH! invites you to view this inspiring short film that illustrates an emotional transformation from desperation to hope.

MWAH!—Changing Lives and Saving Lives

Young people are true “digital natives” who gravitate to social media and the Web.  In this 10-minute video, MWAH! highlights its transition into the digital age in order to spread its message of Changing Lives and Saving Lives.  In the video, you’ll hear troupe alumni describe how the troupe has changed their lives for the better, and you’ll hear more about MWAH!’s plans for the future.

The Bully

This video, written and directed by Jonah Maxwell (as a seventh-grader!), focuses on a problem that approximately 3 million students experience each year: Bullying.  This poignant video, which features the voices of middle school students, shows viewers the emotions that victims of bullying experience, as well as the transformative difference that kindness can make.  The video then turns to examples of positive behavior, and it reminds viewers, “It’s as easy to be nice as it is to be mean” and “manners and respect cost nothing.”  To view this inspiring video, please click the link below:

Video on loss – Jade Stock

Morrison High School student Jade Stock reflects on the topic of loss—including the loss of a traditional senior-year experience—amid the COVID-19 situation that has unfolded across the United States in recent months.  Addressing loss in general, Jade encourages teens—and viewers of all ages—to use the defeats that they experience in life in order to move on to their next stages of growth.  “Sometimes you have to lose before you gain,” Jade observes.  MWAH! invites you to view Jade’s reflection on loss and think about how you can transform setbacks in your life into opportunities for growth.

WQAD (ABC TV) at Morrison High School in Morrison

WQAD (ABC TV)  9pm  from our troupe’s appearance this past Monday, February 26, 2018 at Morrison High School in Morrison, Illinois.

KWQC (NBC TV) – Morrison High School

KWQC (NBC TV) 6pm from our troupe’s appearance this past Monday, February 26, 2018 at Morrison High School in Morrison, Illinois.

WQAD (ABC TV) – Morrison High School in Morrison

WQAD (ABC TV) 11am from our troupe’s appearance this past Monday, February 26, 2018 at Morrison High School in Morrison, Illinois.

KWQC-TV (NBC) at Morrison High School in Morrison

KWQC-TV (NBC) 5am from our troupe’s appearance this past Monday, February 26, 2018 at Morrison High School in Morrison, Illinois.

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More than 35 years of issues-oriented school presentations throughout Illinois and various other states for audiences totalling more than half a million students and staff.