High School. So many of us have strong memories of that time in our lives. It’s such a dramatic, formative era in any life, isn’t it? I think that’s why so many people work with youth groups and youth organizations—there’s such a powerful potential for a life-long impact.
Max Jones, the hero in A HEART TO HEAL, doesn’t think he’s that type at all. Still, the problems facing young Simon Williams are so close to Max’s heart that he can’t resist. I suppose pretty guidance counselor Heather Browning has a bit to do with his saying “yes,” to helping, too. Max learns what many of us know: when you offer to help someone, the benefits always run both ways—you often get as much as you give, if not more.
What I remember most about high school was theater. I was one of those high school “theater geeks,” finding my place and my friends among the drama club. I’ve kept in touch with many of those people, especially through social media. I went to college as a theater major, eventually moving from performing to directing to producing, spending my first post-collegiate professional years in the “front of the house” in cultural arts administration.
I remember those times fondly. If I hear a song from any of my high school musicals, I’ll always sing along (but not THE High School Musical, mind you…I’m a bit older than that…). What about you? What group or club was your "home" in high school?