Katie Greenberg | Managing Editor
On Monday May 16th, High School East hosted the Dare to Move assembly. The Dare to Move program, created by Camfel Productions, revolved around the idea of courage and what it is like to be courageous. The Dare to Move assembly was a movie that incorporated music, video clips, and true stories of courageous people.
The movie began by talking about how fear often stops people from doing what they want. The first person the video showed was James Magna, a blind high school student who went against his disability and became a varsity wrestler. He said that in order for people to achieve what they want, they just need to put in effort.
Marquel Carter was the next featured student in the video. Carter is a three sport athlete,and a straight A student who is fluent in both English and Japanese. Carter said that in order to succeed, students just have to be motivated, determined, and be themself.
The movie proceed to talk about how courage is daring to try despite failure. The movie then showed Robert Mitchell, a high school student with epilepsy. Instead of staying at home and sulking, Mitchell focuses 0n improving his life and teaching others about epilepsy.
Overall, the movie’s message was that students need to have a desire to excel and be courageous despite fear and failure, as well as be the best they can be.