Waxing literary

Published 8:22 am Thursday, March 9, 2017

Photos by Ben Kleppinger

Fifth-grade Hustonville students put on their suits, ties, hats, dog ears, robes and other funny costumes Wednesday as they performed in a “wax museum” project. The day of performances was the culminating event for 52 fifth-grade students in Stacy Johnson’s reading class. Each student chose and researched an author, selected a book by the author, created an informational poster and then chose a character to perform as for attendees. Younger students at Hustonville Elementary, as well as parents and members of the community attended the event, which is held annually at the school.

Trinity Franklin performs as “Slappy,” a character from an R.L. Stone “Horrorland” book.


Almost 50 fifth-graders participated in Wednesday’s wax museum event.


Emma Foster portrays Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat


Devanee Edwards delivers a high-energy performance as “Dog Man,” a character created by Dav Pilkey.


Will Wilson plays a young Jedi while informing attendees about the “Jedi Academy” books and their author, Jeffrey Brown.