The Northport High School LEAD classes recently completed the 37th
annual ISSUE conference. Under the direction of social studies teachers
Cynthia Porciello and Kerry Boyd, LEAD students hosted 20 performances
of original, student-written plays confronting issues of social
significance to teenagers today. Topics this year included body image,
depression, verbal abuse, and vaping.
Two evening performances for family members and friends were hosted in
early April, as well as school day presentations in the high school’s
LEAD students are committed to using theater and peer education to
create awareness of important social concerns, and the annual ISSUE
conference is a highlight of the program.
“The annual ISSUE conference is a powerful and meaningful event that
creates awareness and dialog around important social issues,” said
social studies teacher David Scott.