[caption id="attachment_17974" align="aligncenter" width="600"]<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2017\/10\/HES-play.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="399" class="size-full wp-image-17974" \/> The cast of \u201cA Medieval Eclipse,\u201d front row, l to r: George Shifflet, Brylee Dunbrack, Jolene Workman, Brynn Clutter, Ezra Bond and Bentlee Gladwell. Back row: Richard White, Claire Kelk, Paisley Lane, Kaydence Pritt, J. J. Smith, Sherry Walker, Julia Brown, Noah Bond, Kevin Streets, Bailey Peters, Willa Hardy, Emma Anderson, Oliver Campbell, Dillon Crites, Eli Beezly and Kegan Calhoun. Photo courtesy of Laura Pritt[\/caption]\r\n\r\nStudents in Pocahontas County were able to view the 2017 Solar Eclipse on August 21. The Board of Education purchased solar eclipse glasses for the students and, with parent\u2019s permission, the children were able to safely view the celestial event. \r\n\r\nThe excitement prompted Laura Pritt\u2019s class at Hillsboro Elementary to create a play about what an eclipse would have been like for people and animals in a medieval time period. \r\n\r\nIn the play, the people of the kingdom are all amazed when the day turns completely dark, but the animals all get scared and stop doing their work. \r\n\r\nThe village dragon becomes very upset and flies around tormenting everyone. It\u2019s up to Wizard and her magic frog to save everyone in the kingdom. \r\n\r\nThey send their messenger owl to invite Dragon for tea. Wizard and Frog use this time to educate Dragon on what a solar eclipse is and why it happened. \r\n\r\nThe students will perform their original play Thursday, October 12, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. \r\n\r\nFriends and family are invited to attend the performance.