Students at Ridgecrest Academy made some magic of their own this fall with the help of special guest Rich the Magic Man. Professional magician Richard Stein awed with his witty feats of illusion, mixed with a positive message of support for the Ridgecrest Academy “family.” The show was facilitated by teacher James Revell, who had met Stein in his other role as a professional soccer referee. Revell believed the experience would bring students together and give them an opportunity to interact, building school spirit while having some fun.
Students eagerly vied for the chance to assist the Magic Man with tricks featuring floating ropes, disappearing coins and magic wands. They joined in applause for his call for them to get along, take care of each other and be “buddies, not bullies.” The finale was provided by student Russell DeMocker who shared his own amazing card tricks. The afternoon was a great success, full of breathtaking magic and confidence-building stagecraft. It made a powerful point: At Ridgecrest Academy, we are all family.