Each season 50 students audition for only a small number of parts, and if one is lucky enough and talented enough to receive one of those parts, their reward is hundreds of hours of prep and rehearsal. They are not paid, they do not turn into big time movie stars... so why do they do it?
As I read the article I started to think of the 130 students who signed up this past week for travel club.... the largest turnout the club has ever had. Why did so many students sign up for a club for which they receive no academic credit and will miss no class time?
Perhaps Mr. Volpe's kids and the kids of travel club are sending a very clear, very simple message to the adults running our education system... tap into something that actually peaks the interests of students and they will respond.