At the end of Friday's show, there was a moment suggesting that life imitates art. As the audience applauded, the boys sat back down with mischievous smiles, all in on a secret that even their teachers — Fine, Tessy Seward, and Chiara Liberatore — didn't know about. The tall boy stood before the crowd and delivered an impromptu rap (he'd written it the previous night), thanking Maine Inside Out and reiterating how his life would change once he is free. That he had the words and the will to express himself this way put tears in the eyes of the teachers, as well as many of those in the audience.

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