Costumed characters fill Glen Oaks School
January 24, 2013 2:44PM
Glen Oaks School students (from left) Jenelle Sangster, Krista Maloney and Karolina Scislowicz dress as Harriet Tubman, Princes Diana and Amelia Earhart, respectively, as part of a recent social studies project. | Supplied Photo
Updated: February 28, 2013 6:02AM
Elvis was in the house.
Well, actually, he was in Brian Christopher’s fourth-grade classroom at Glen Oaks School in Hickory Hills.
He was there with Michael Jordan, George Washington, Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs, along with Harriet Tubman, Princess Diana and Amelia Earhart.
These were all students who were taking part in a social studies project that asked them to select and research a famous person, write a paper on that person and be able to talk about why they are famous.
Janelle Sangster said she selected Tubman because “she was such a brave woman and I just wanted to honor her.”
Krista Maloney said she selected Princess Diana almost by accident.
“I was looking through some magazines and I saw a picture of Prince William,” she said. “The more I read about him I realized his mom was Princess Diana. She was very popular and very pretty.”
Karolina Scislowicz said she selected Earhart because as someone “fascinated by technology, I was impressed by her ability to fly airplanes.”
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