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Mykee Fowlin makes an impact on CHS

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Mykee Fowlin, a motivational speaker, spoke to CHS students about diversity, equality and mental illness on Dec. 11.

Mykee Fowlin, a motivational speaker, spoke to CHS students about diversity, equality and mental illness on Dec. 11.

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Delia Noone

Mykee Fowlin, a motivational speaker, spoke to CHS students about diversity, equality and mental illness on Dec. 11.

Jordan Durkin

CHS students enjoyed a performance by actor Mykee Fowlin on Dec. 11. Fowlin performed his one-man show, “You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me,” with the main goal of telling students that they are not alone.

The event was put on by the Eunoia Project, a suicide-prevention organization with several CHS members, and sponsored by the PSFA.

Sophomore Meredith Prud’homme of Ocean said that Fowlin was a great fit for CHS.

“I think that the speaker had something to say to the hearts of every person in our school,” Prud’homme said.

The show covered topics often faced by teenagers. Discussions ranged from gender equality and racism to sexuality and mental illnesses. Despite the seriousness of those topics, Fowlin used humor to make the students laugh and pay attention to his words.

Sophomore Axl Checo of Ocean appreciated Fowlin’s light-hearted approach.

“I was very intrigued by his comedy which made my mood better whenever he delved into a sensitive topic,” said Checo.

Fowlin used characters to represent each topic, one being a Rutgers football star coming to terms with his sexuality. Prud’homme was touched when he played a boy with Cerebral Palsy, explaining how the child felt invisible compared to his peers.

Fowlin allowed the audience to get into the minds of his characters by describing how they felt. He also incorporated personal stories which resonated with many of the students listening.

At the end of the show, Fowlin received a standing ovation, and many students had tears in their eyes. He left them with questions about their personal character and how they can help others.

Sophomore Liam Jamolod of Howell said he was touched by the show.

“I felt moved and just inspired to make myself and others happy,” Jamolod said.

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