The MWAH! troupe’s appearance on October 16, 2017 at Prairie Central Junior High School in Forrest, Illinois. The photographer was David Proeber. For any questions for him, he may be reached at The Pantagraph newspaper.

Prairie Central Junior High School listened to a presentation by MWAH Monday at the school in Forrest. MWAH, Messages Which Are Hopeful, addresses a number of socially relevant themes in a musical format presented before students across Illinois.

The cast of the musical troupe MWAH sings to heroes recognized by Prairie Central Junior High School staff during a presentation Monday at the school in Forrest. MWAH, Messages Which Are Hopeful, addresses a number of socially relevant themes in a musical format presented before students across Illinois.

The cast of the musical troupe MWAH talked about domestic violence issues during their presentation at Prairie Central Junior High School Monday in Forrest.

 

McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis talks to Prairie Central Junior High School students about the dangers of opioids Monday at the school in Forrest. Davis talked about the opioid-related death of prospective Wheaton Warrenville South quarterback Keenan Clousing during the presentation by MWAH.

The cast of the musical troupe MWAH invited Prairie Central Junior High School students to dance during the performance Monday at the school in Forrest.

The cast of the musical troupe MWAH brought a message of diversity to combat recent white supremacist marches as they made a presentation at Prairie Central Junior High School Monday at the school in Forrest. MWAH, Messages Which Are Hopeful, addresses a number of socially relevant themes in a musical format presented before students across Illinois.

The cast of the musical troupe MWAH gave a presentation of empowerment to Prairie Central Junior High School students Monday at the school in Forrest.

Jennifer Higgins talks about the suicide death of her son, Joshua Wilson, 12, during a presentation by MWAH at Prairie Central Junior High School Monday at the school in Forrest. Higgins said her son left no indication why he took his own life but she used the death to encourage students to seek help before committing such an extreme act.

Jennifer Higgins gets a hug from MWAH players after talking about the suicide death of her son, Joshua Wilson, 12, during a presentaion at Prairie Central Junior High School Monday in Forrest.

Michael Henehan and James Agena, of the musical troupe MWAH, serenades Prairie Central Junior High School eighth grader Ayva Alvarenga, 14, during a presentation Monday at the school in Forrest. MWAH mixes music from a variety of popular culture icons with serious messages for students in their audience.

Prairie Central Junior High School choir members sang during the MWAH presentation Monday at the school in Forrest.