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Goessel Elementary third graders present Famous People Day

Staff writer

Third graders at Goessel Elementary School presented the ninth annual Famous People Day Thursday.

Students dressed in costume as a historical figure and gave a presentation to students grades K-5, family, and friends.

Incoming third graders are always excited about Famous People Day, teacher Dale Wiens said. They want to choose their topic at the beginning of the school year, but have to wait until April.

Among the historical figures covered Thursday were aviator and Kansas native Amelia Earhart, inventor and statesman Benjamin Franklin, Holocaust victim Anne Frank, and explorer William Clark.

GES has 30-35 books for students to pick their topics from.

The project teaches students more than historical information, Wiens said. It teaches preparation and skills for presentations.

Last modified May 21, 2009