On Tuesday, October 13, the Campion sophomore English class changed their styles for a fun alter-ego project based on the play, “The Importance of Being Earnest.” The students were tasked with creating an “alter ego” of themselves, and then dressing up and acting as that person for the day.
“Since we are reading ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, which is centered on a man who creates an alter ego for himself so he can have an excuse to go to town, I thought it would be fun for the students to experience that for themselves,” explained Erin Johnson, sophomore English teacher. “I wanted them to apply an old story to their lives in a creative way,” she said.
Students changed various aspects of themselves, such as the way they dressed, their hairstyles, or the way they talked. Some students took it further than others; one of them even shaved his head. “It was crazy how everyone did so many different things,” said Haley Beckermeyer, sophomore. “The village students went all out, and even some of the dorm students went crazy.”
Many students thoroughly enjoyed dressing up and altering their personality. Melody Mambo, sophomore, said, “It was a fun time because I got to experience my friends in a way I have never seen them before.”
While they had fun doing this for a day, students experienced the meaning of “The Importance of Being Earnest” in real life. “I learned how difficult it is to be someone that you’re not, and how much better it is to just be who you truly are,” shared Faith Evert, sophomore.
Jayce Treat, Student News Team
Photo by Erin Johnson