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Double Deception thrills MAES

MEYERSDALE - Meyersdale Elementary students enjoyed a morning of mystery and intrigue for their nine-weeks PBIS reward  - a magic show by Double Deception. Dan Miller and Gary Weimer amazed and astounded students with a 45-minute show, on November 27,  filled with tricks, slight of hand and even an “appearing” act!

Weimer and Miller have been sharing their passion for entertaining for decades with people of all ages throughout the region. Between the two, the men have nearly 75 years experience in magic. They recently joined forces to create Double Deception and now offer shows that delight and amaze their audiences with “twice” the fun! 

Double Deception’s  show at MAES included audience participation and several students had the opportunity to join the duo on stage. The finale of the morning’s show featured a special assistant - Mr. Pritts, MAES Principal. With careful planning and concentration, Double Deception was able to make Mr. Pritts magically “appear” from thin air! 

MAES implemented the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a way for schools to encourage good behavior. With PBIS, schools teach kids about behavior, just as they would teach about other subjects like reading or math. The focus of PBIS is prevention, not punishment.

Pritts said these incentive events are highly anticipated by the students and they especially enjoyed the magic show.

“The students were enthralled by every trick and the magicians did a great job of surprising everyone,” he explained. 

The event was presented, in part, by the Meyersdale Area Educational Boosters. These volunteers work tirelessly to come up with new and exciting ways to reward children for their efforts. 

“It was wonderful to have Double Deception perform a magic show for the Meyersdale Elementary students who have demonstrated positive behaviors within our school,” added Boosters’ President Julia Smith. “The students were highly entertained and enjoyed interacting with the magicians during the performance.”