See how George Washington, Loretta Lynn and Jackie Robinson were at a local elementary school

Published: Dec. 4, 2019 at 11:50 AM EST
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Familiar faces filled the gym at Mountain View Elementary on Wednesday as 6th through 8th-grade students participated in a live wax museum.

People like George Washington, Loretta Lynn, Donald Trump, Jackie Robinson, Michael Jackson and Shirley Temple were featured, to name a few.

Students selected someone historical or modern about whom to research, write an essay and complete a speech.

Mary Osborne, a social studies teacher, says this allows them to express their creative side.

"This is one of my favorite things of the school year because my students take ownership and excitement in their work," said Osborne. “At times the content can be a little boring for them but when they take ownership and they have pride in who they have selected all student shine."

The students get into character and share their featured person with the rest of the school.

“A very broad group of people. I said we had George Washington and Ellen DeGeneres in the same room," said Osborne. “Their selection of their interest, that’s what they chose and I’m proud of every one of them."

Students also enjoyed the chance to be in the spotlight while they brought history to life.

“This lets every student, no matter if they are involved in an activity outside of school, shine and I hope that they are proud and that they know their teachers and staff here at Mountain View are very proud of them."

The students started on the project at the beginning of the school year. This is the third year the school has hosted the event.

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