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On April 16, Mrs. Benner’s third grade put on their Famous Faces Museum. The students began this project with a discussion about people who have made a positive impact on the world. The students were tasked with choosing someone who they thought made positive changes to the world. They then researched fun facts about their chosen person and recorded those facts. The students dressed as their chosen person and presented the facts they had learned about them. Jaelle Kilsdonk dressed as Abagail Adams (1744-1818). Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams. She is known for opposing slavery and advocating for women’s rights. Felicia Li presented facts on Florence Nightingale (1820-1910). Florence, also known as “The Lady with the Lamp”, is considered the founder of modern nursing. She first began her medical career as one of the only nurses during the Crimean War. Karst Rose took a scientific approach and dressed as Albert Einstein (1879-1955). Einstein is best known for discovering e=mc2. Einstein graduated college in 1905, and became a U.S. citizen in 1940. Wyatt Wyrick dressed as former President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963). JFK, a WWII hero, became President of the United States on Jan. 20, 1961. The nation mourned the loss of their President after he was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963. Dallas Ayers also chose to research a former President, Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). President Lincoln began his Presidency in 1860, shortly before the beginning of the American Civil War. His Emancipation Proclamation has become one of the most famous speeches given by any U.S. President. Lincoln was assassinated on April 15, 1865. Quinn Nemitz dressed as Wilma Rudolph (1940-1994). Wilma was the first American Woman to win three gold medals in track and field at the same Olympic Game, doing so in the 1960 Olympics. She retired from track and field in 1961 and went on to complete her degree at Tennessee State University and work in education. Sparticus Lai presented facts on President George Washington (1732-1799). Washington became the first U.S. President in 1789 and is considered the father of our country. Before becoming President, Washington served as a General in the American Revolution. Sophie Mellon portrayed Beverly Cleary (1916-2021). Cleary is best known as the author of many young adult and children’s novels. One of her best-known series is the “Ramona” series. Great job Third Graders on your factual and entertaining presentations!

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