Students Step Into Shoes Of Remarkable People

Mountain Elementary School student Elizabeth Merrill describes the life and work of Harriet Beacher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Merrill took part in the school’s wax museum Wednesday; the project required students to study a significant person in history and, at a drop of a ticket, will give a presentation as if they were that particular individual. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Mountain Elementary School Teacher Bernadette Ziomek listens to Mairen Hoch give her presentation as Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist who earned two Nobel prizes. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Sasha Carr, a student at Mountain Elementary School, makes her presentation about Mary-Claire King, a human geneticist, during Wednesday’s wax musuem. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Mountain Elementary School student Russell Posegate details the life of Robert Baden-Powell, the founder and first Chief Scout of the Boy Scouts Association, to teacher Kim Clayton.  Photo by Kirsten Laskey/