South Plainfield, NJ ~ Nia Melvin
During each Lenten season, our eighth-grade class performs the Living Stations. This year’s eighth-grade class really hit it home this year with their heartrending performance. The crowd was brought to tears as we watched the dramatic reenactment of Jesus’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection. When we asked Christopher Nguyen, the 8th grader who played Jesus, how it made him feel to play the Son of God, he said, “When I heard that I got the role of Jesus, I was really surprised. I also felt very excited because I get to be my hero.” Another star of the show, Kayla Anderson, also moved crowds with her beautiful portrayal of Mary. “ The living stations had a large effect on me and made me realize how hard it must’ve been for Mary while living out the real Stations of the Cross,” says Anderson. Thanks to all of the hard work and faith of this year’s eighth-grade class, Mary’s Way of The Cross has been a success.