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Get on the Same Page with Drake

Drake's popular annual event welcomes home two of its own with Logan and Noah Miller.

This is the fourth year is getting on the same page, but this year will be a special occasion when the school welcomes back two ex-Drake students to talk about their book, Either You're In or You're In the Way, and their movie, Touching Home.

The annual Drake on the Same Page event gets nearly all the students, teachers, staff, parents and community members to come together reading the same book. A group book event at the school is then centered around student-led discussions and a Q&A with the author.

In the past, the books have focused on issues that hit home with students, like teen drug and alcohol use and sports-related traumatic injuries.

So, what does a book subtitled "Two brothers, twelve months, and one filmmaking hell-ride to keep a promise to their father" have to do with Drake students?

Everything, said Drake teacher Kendall Galli, who heads up the event.

"It is the kind of story that all teens and parents need to read in that it details young people, the tenacious pursuit of a dream, creativity and out of the box definitions of success," said Galli.

Logan and Noah Miller, who grew up in Nicasio, promised their father when he died while in the county jail in 2006 that they would make this movie about his life experiences. They also promised that Ed Harris would play him.

How did the two 30-year-olds get Harris to star in the movie? How did they write, direct, star in, and produce a movie with no experience? And how did they go on to win a number of film festival awards for the film?

To find out, you'll just have to read their book this weekend: Either You're In or You're In the Way. And, then come ask them yourself at Drake on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

The Drake on the Same Page event is free for all community members and families, children, and interested readers are welcome. The film will be shown at 5:30 p.m. in the Drake Student Center on Tuesday, Feb. 28 and the conversation with the Miller brothers will start at 7:15 p.m.

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