The halls of Driver Middle School came to "still" life as fifth grade classes at Driver Middle School held their annual Wax Museum on April 29. Hundreds of families and Marcellus community members turned out to view the unique displays that lined the hallways at DMS.
Each fifth grade student selected a historical figure, conducted research and wrote a report for the wax museum event. The traditional instructional project involves elements of social studies, English language arts, and information gathering curricula. Students then dressed in character and posed without a sound or movement for the hour- long wax museum, which was free and open to the public for viewing.
The characters depicted at the wax museum spanned not only the globe but also the past/present areas of politics, government, invention, art, entertainment, music, athletics, and the military. Among the historical figures depicted at this year's DMS fifth grade wax museum were Theodore Roosevelt, King Tutankhamen, Florence Nightingale, Sitting Bull, Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Will Rogers, Neil Armstrong, James Dean, Lucille Ball, Danica Patrick, Amelia Earhart, Thomas Edison, Napoleon, Betsy Ross, Davy Crockett, John Lennon, Mohammad Ali, John F. Kennedy, Sandra Bullock, Serena Williams, Lance Armstrong, Benjamin Franklin, Mia Hamm and Louis Armstrong.