Astros participate in a mock funeral, “Burying Our Past to Live Your Future." In preparation of the burial students wrote essays about events/circumstances tat impede their success at school and in life. During the mock funeral ssays were tossed into a casket, as a symbolic burying of events, ideas, and feelings that prevent them from being their best. Comedian Rodney Johnson served as the MC. The Honorable Judge Penny Brown Reynolds, co-pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church and former judge on the reality court show, “Judge Penny,” gave the eulogy.