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Ode to Mr. Varner

Junior High was a tough time for me. You know how it is when you're at the awkward age of 14. I was bullied quite a bit during this period of my life and I am sure many of you reading this blog can relate. I didn't have many friends, and I was a bit of a misfit.

After plenty of trepidation, I had decided to audition for the Spring One-Act plays at Fred Moore Junior High. I was petrified. No confidence whatsoever. I knew I could play different characters, but that was at home and mostly with puppets! Mr. Varner, the Director of Theater, asked that we all create a character and adlib for the audition. Are you kidding me? As if auditioning wasn't frightening enough! I was scared to death. The play was about a class reunion. I was to play a shy kid in school and then come back to the reunion transformed into someone else. A pretty clever idea for a Junior High play!