Dressed in tinsel and knit sweaters, English students from George Washington High School performed their own rendition of ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.’
While the play was initially planned to be performed in December, Jacob Sablan, the show’s director, thought the story’s moral was timeless as he was thinking about what to have his class present for their project.
“The Grinch Who Stole Christmas … one of the morals is treating people the way we want to be treated and that’s what we practice on the island — inafa’maolek. That’s basically what we want to teach our students and our classmates,” Sablan said.
For Aidan Aguon, one of the play’s actors, the show was an opportunity for him to learn in a different way.
“When I first got into this class, I thought it was just going to be textbook work. I don’t really learn well that way. Each and every one of us came into this class as an individual. We didn’t talk to each other. We were kinda shy. But after this play, we bonded and got closer as a class. It really helped with the learning and our learning environment,” Aguon said.
Both Sablan and Aguon are excited to participate in more plays held by the school in the future.