Hartsburg Junior High presents a wax museum for Fall Family Reading Night

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[October 09, 2012]     Send a link to a friend

On Thursday, Emden Elementary School and Hartsburg Junior High students invited parents and the community to join them for the Fall Family Reading Night.

The seventh-grade social studies class, instructed by Roger Michalsen, dressed as figures from history in order to perform a live wax museum. Those in attendance could "press a button," and the seventh-grader would come to life and give a speech filled with facts about the figure.

The fourth-grade class performed a reading song for the audience.

Books were available for purchase at the book fair, and snacks were offered to visitors.

Fourth-grade teacher Marilyn Wilmert said she was "so excited for the event and proud of the seventh-graders for their contribution." But most of all, she was "excited that everyone was enjoying books!"

Principal Terry Wisniewski said that the reading night was terrific for the school. The wax museum was a great addition to the seventh-grade curriculum. Overall, Wisniewski was proud of the big turnout. Students and parents are already looking forward to the spring reading night.

Pictures by Hannah Michalsen

Third-grade teacher Joellen Westen reads a Berenstain Bears book to a group of kids.

Wax museum performers Haley Matson and Joe Garcia.


Joe Garcia gives his speech as Theodore Roosevelt.

Wyatt Earp impersonator Shawn Bridge.


A young reader enjoys her new books.

From left: Kaitlyn Perschall, Shyanne Conrady and Haley Matson.




Kaitlyn Perschall gives her best Mary Todd Lincoln pose.

A mom and her son get right to reading their new books.



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