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Posted April 18, 2013 | comments Leave a comment

Wakefield students host 'Live' Wax Museum

Wakefield Country Day School fourth grader Shayla Nelson dresses as Billie Holiday for a "Live" Wax Museum at the school in Huntly. Courtesy photo

Fourth grade students at Wakefield Country Day School in Huntly hosted a "Live" Wax Museum at the School this week. The fourth graders dressed up like famous composers and pop musicians and performed at the School's Assembly and at two other times during the day.

In this staple for the fourth grade at the school, the students become a person from history or culture. They stand like a wax statue until a visitor presses a "button" on their costume; then they recite a short speech about the person that they are portraying. In between pressings, they stand still and silent -- like a wax statue.

The composers and musicians portrayed this year were Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Fanny Mendelson, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Billie Holiday, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.

The students in the class are Austin Farley, Gray Gilliam, Brett Jordan, Pierce Kiser, Samuel Klopp, Griffin Landis, Morgan McKinney, Peter McMahon, John Mullins, Shayla Nelson, Phillip Porterfield and Mari Tisera. Their teacher is Christine Chatelain.

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