Leonela Hernandez’s eyes light up with intensity as she and the seven other girls go through an acting exercise. Their mission: Stand in a circle, and with their eyes only, get another person in the circle to agree to switch places.
It’s hard, but after a few minutes, the high school sophomores begin to click and they move quickly, one after another, into new places … then it all falls apart. Someone wasn’t paying attention. Someone else moved before making eye contact. There are giggles and there are groans, but they all share in their success when the exercise is going well and the blame when it comes to a screeching halt.
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