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Actor, writer helps Moss Point students set stage for success

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A Moss Point High School graduate has found success in the entertainment industry. On Friday, he returned to his alma mater with a motivational message to help today's teens achieve their own dreams.

"My name is Alvin Moore, Jr., and I'm from the proud school of MP," shouted Alvin Moore as he introduced himself to hundreds of Moss Point High students.

The 2003 Moss Point High School graduate has made quite a name for himself, both on stage and behind the scenes. At the age of 27, Moore is an award-winning playwright, director, producer, and founder of "Alvin Moore Entertainment."

"Everything that you go through pushes you to what you're supposed to be doing anyway," Moore told them. "I failed at being an actor the first time, so I started writing my own production."

Moore returned to his roots to talk to the students about his journey.

"It's wonderful. For me to come back and see the shining faces, to see the same seats that I once sat in, it's amazing. I'm really prayerful that I can say something to help enlighten the kids," said Moore.

Moore shared his three steps to success:   

First, make a definite plan for your life, reestablish your environment by looking at your closest friends, and find a mentor. His also told the teens to "Dream Big and Big Dreams."

"I hope to give them a shining moment to where they see themselves being bigger than what they are," Moore said.

"It changed my attitude into what I want to do in life and how to make my life playing out for whenever I graduate," said Moss Point High sophomore Ann Couch.  "It moves me. It makes me want to do more for my school."

"It's great!" said Moss Point High sophomore Keshun Wells. "At one point, I was thinking of being an actor or producer. Him making it really gives me confidence to try it out also. It's good that he's from Moss Point. He gives us something to believe in."

Moore now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He is back in South Mississippi to oversee rehearsals for his hit play "A Mother's Prayer," being performed in Alabama. Moore also spoke to students at Magnolia Junior High and Colmer Junior High in Pascagoula.

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