Traveling group talks to students about overcoming difficulties

By WEEK Producer

April 28, 2014 Updated Apr 29, 2014 at 12:07 AM CDT

WILLIAMSFIELD, Ill. -- High school can be a rough time for teenagers but a traveling troupe is hoping to change some students' outlooks for the better.

On Monday, Williamsfield High School got a visit from the "Mwah Troupe".

An acronym for messages which are hopeful, the group of teens use music to communicate the importance of overcoming difficulties and having a positive outlook on life.

However, the most powerful speech came from a mother from Geneseo. Her 12-year-old son took his life nearly one year ago after being the victim of bullying.

"It’s okay to find somebody to talk to because we all go through really hard stuff in our lives and it’s so important to find help and to talk to somebody cause my son didn't do that and now I don't have him anymore,” said Jennifer Higgins.

The assembly ended with State Representative Don Moffitt reminding students to be safe as they celebrate prom this weekend.

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