Annual Chamisa Elementary School Wax Museum Project a Big Success – Los Alamos Reporter

Chamisa Primary School student Evelyn Stupka dressed up as Sacagawea for the annual wax museum event on Wednesday. Third and fourth grade teachers presented the event with third graders portraying famous people from around the world and fourth graders featuring famous people with a connection to New Mexico. Sacagawea was a Shoshone Indian who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Discovery Expedition in 1805-1806 from the northern plains to the Pacific Ocean and back. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Chamisa Elementary School student Christopher Montalvo Ruiz was dressed as Alejandra Renteria Ruiz, Sergeant Alejandro Renteria Ruiz who was a United States Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of ‘Okinawa in the Ryukyu Islands during World War II. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Chamisa Elementary School student Mila Garcia dressed up as Ernie Pyle, the famous war correspondent who had a home in Albuquerque from 1940 to 1945, when he was killed by enemy fire on the Ie Shima Island. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Lenox Lorens chose Billy the Kid, William H. Bonney as the character for Chamisa Elementary School’s annual wax museum. Billy the Kid was a gunslinger and outlaw who is buried at Fort Sumner. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Asher Arellano cast reality TV star Chip Gaines, who was born in Albuquerque in 1974. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Shabad Jot Khalsa dressed as author George RR Martin who is best known for his fantasy novel series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ on which the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ is based. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Ethan Mendez cast New Mexico storyteller Joe Hayes as the character. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Robyn Watkins dressed as Maria Martinez, an internationally renowned potter from the Pueblo de San Ildefonso. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Hattie Willard chose Barbara Latham as her character for the annual wax museum. Latham was a painter, printmaker, and children’s book illustrator who lived in the Taos area. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Oliver Saenz cast William Hanna as the character. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Bryce Balkey cast professional footballer Ronnie Lott as the character. Lott was born in Albuquerque. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Dylan Rodriguez cast former New York Yankees and Albuquerque Isotopes baseball player Greg Bird as the wax museum character. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Ben Rodriguez says he loves football so he wanted to choose a player for his project. He picked Brian Urlacher after reading his stats and New Mexico ties. Urlacher grew up in Lovington and played for the Lobos. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

An audience watches Halle Harris’ presentation on artist Georgia O’Keefe who lived in Abiquiu and is best known for her paintings of the area. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

EJ Atkinson chose Jeff Bezos as the character for the annual wax museum. Bezos was born in 1974 in Albuquerque. The students shared the main lessons they learned from their participation in the project: “I learned to speak in public without being afraid”, “I liked doing the research”, “I was afraid of stuttering and I did not understand my words. mixed”, “I learned a lot about public speaking and writing which will help me”, “I learned that you can do anything you want”, “I learned to speak in audience and not be so nervous,” and “I know how to research now. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

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