VIDEO: Famous Michiganders light up Lakewood wax museum

By Tara Cavanaugh 

Stevie Wonder. Lily Tomlin. Tom Brady. Did you know these people are all from Michigan?

Famous Michiganders were the feature of a wax museum project courtesy of Kristal Verlee’s fourth grade class at Lakewood on March 21. Students performed factual and entertaining monologues about their famous Michigander that they wrote themselves.

The students had worked on their wax museum project since January, writing an autobiography and researching the person and the period in history in which they lived, Verlee said proudly. Students learned about purposeful writing and tailoring their message for different audiences.

The wax museum provided a fun educational opportunity for the entire school. Lakewood students toured the wax museum, dropping pennies (provided by the fourth grade class) into jars to bring the statues to life. Check out the video above to see the performances.

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