Third-Graders Dress Up As Famous Omahans

By: Amaka Ubaka Email
By: Amaka Ubaka Email

Students at Fullerton Elementary spent Sunday afternoon at a cemetery, helping us all learn a little more about Omaha history.

They spent the past several months learning about Omaha's most well-known figures from the 1800's, so they could give a speech at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

The kids even dressed as their characters. For some kids, like Jake Fix, speaking in front of so many people was the hardest part.

“I didn't really know I could do this,” says Fox. “I didn't know I could speak in front of all these people.”

While the children recited the three minute speeches parents looked on with pride and amazement. Jake’s mother, Lisa says the performance changed her son for the better.

“He's the kid who didn't think he could do it in the beginning and had some real nerves going, I mean a lot of anxiety and today we show up and he's having fun and building confidence.”

The kids even created their own costumes with the help of their parents.

“They're so proud to be in their costumes and they're so creative,” says Sue Carson, a teacher at the magnet school.

Hannah McNair says she'll never forget the experience.

“It was a very fun opportunity, it'll probably be one of the things I’ll remember in my life.”

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