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Dayspring Academy fourth-graders bring history to life

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PORT RICHEY -

Einstein rubbed elbows with Lucille Ball. Shirley Temple and Barbra Streisand shared the spotlight. Stan Lee told how he co-created Spider-Man and the Marvel Comics universe. Sally Ride blasted off into her tale of being one of the first women in space.

The mash-up of scientists, actors, inventors, celebrities and historical figures came courtesy of Dayspring Academy fourth-grade students.

They recently presented the Living Wax Museum at the charter school in Port Richey.

Julie Nelson, a drama and dance teacher, explained that each student read an autobiography and researched the lives of famous people.

The students then portrayed their historical heroes. Each student stood stock still at the museum until a spectator pushed a “button” to bring the character to life.

The student then delivered a speech about his or her character.

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