Tuesday, April 29, 2008 | 8:28 a.m.
Some of history's most famous figures will appear at Wengert Elementary School Friday May 2, thanks to a group of fifth-grade students.
The group of fifth graders will dress as famous historical figures and make biographical presentations as part of a special "Wax Museum" event to be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Wengert Elementary School, 2001 Winterwood Blvd.
Parents and members of the community are invited to attend.
During the presentation, students dressed as famous people will pose in a mock wax museum until visitors approach them. Then, the students will recite a memorized summary of their figure's life and accomplishments.
According to Elizabeth Krauss-Marcos, a fifth grade teacher at Wengert Elementary School, students have studied a variety of historical figures, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Theresa, Georgia O'Keefe, Bruce Lee and Jim Henson.
"The Wax Museum is a very impactful event and a wonderful way to keep the spirit of those who have made a difference in our history alive," Krauss-Marcos said.