Mythbuster: Cassie McBee
Why I think it is important for Kansas government officials to operate in the light of day, rather than in secret, behind closed doors:
An organizer and actor in the Georgia-based "haunted" House of Addictions.
For more than two years, Cassie has played a big role in designing and setting up the House of Addictions, an annual event run by the Walton County Youth Advocacy Board (YAB). The YAB is a peer-lead group sponsored by the Partnership for Youth and Families of Walton County.
The YAB starts planning for the House of Addictions (HOA) every August. For example, this year's House of Addiction leads visitors through reverse chronological journey of a deadly addiction, with scenes acting out the steps toward an addiction. The experience began in a funeral home and then lead the visitors through a hospital, car wreck, demon of addiction, meth room, drug deal, pill popping, rave, drug maze (marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD), party room, and begins/ends with an offer to use a drug from a peer.
After this year's Haunted House of Addictions, says Cassie, one man said that he quit LSD after he saw how people looked while on the drug in the Haunted House reenactments.
The HOA invites anyone from the schools and community to take part in the productino, from acting to set design and acting. Many clubs from the schools of Walton County get involved, including Cassie's FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America) club.
As a passionate participant in the HOA, Cassie individually promotes the event on her socia media accounts like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, getting other high schoolers to check out the event.
In addition to helping to run this event, Cassie also acts in the House of Addictions to great reviews, works on special effects and steps in to help out with makeup and other pre-show activities for the other actors.