One of the great pieces of literature Ms. Alicia Yrle has her 11th grade students each year is "Our Town," the Pulitzer Prize winning allegorical drama about all life in a small New England town. The play was first produced in 1938.
Ms. Yrle had always given her Honors students the option of planning a wedding or a funeral for one of the drama's characters. Up until now, they'd always chosen a wedding. This year, she decided to split her 16 students into two groups; one planning a wedding and the other a funeral.
Initially, many young persons might flinch at planning such a sad occasion. Becca Chamoun, Kati Dumboski, Caleb Mallett, Lauren Mayden, and Elizabeth Williams calmly took on the project and visited Conway's Roller-McNutt Funeral Home on October 17. With the understanding and help of Ms. Kim Thibodaux, they were able to successfully work through the funeral planning process.