“Don’t you remember what Reggie Dabbs said?” I overheard a student say this to encourage another student in class today. Two weeks later and students are still holding on to the hope that they received with Reggie. Even though we were only able to have our seniors attend the assembly while it was streamed to the other classes, for an hour our entire school was engaged in every word said and note played by Reggie. For an hour not one principal’s radio went off concerning some discplinary issue. For an hour, I felt that there was some unity in our school where students felt free to laugh, cry, think, and participate. For me, that made this assembly worth it and necessary.