DeKalb County high school students act as statues

Over 40 influential historical people were acknowledged this weekend at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. Students from New Tech DeKalb High School were wax figures of those who made contributions to DeKalb County.

Posted: Dec 8, 2018 6:18 PM
Updated: Dec 9, 2018 8:13 AM

AUBURN, Ind. (WFFT) - The New Tech media literature class is showing off their acting skills outside of the classroom.
Museum visitors are getting a chance to walk through history as the students act out people they've researched.

"They have brought their characters to life to show the stories of our citizens," Cindy Boyd, New Tech facilitator for media lit said.

Just ring the bell,and they tell their story.

Some of the students say who they chose play a vital role in what DeKalb County is today like Lydia Norton, who chose Dr. Stella Mary Hague.

"Her life was devoted to her career. I think they realize she was a woman that should be recognized and I think they might want to look into her more and the Hagues more," Norton said.

Stories like Thomas Proctor, a self made business man, who owned several businesses.

"I think it's pretty important to tell his story because he was the only black barber in Auburn at the time. Racism was really bad back then. He actually was the main reason racism ended in Auburn," sophomore student, Ke’Sean Richardson said.

"We wanted to be able to have the students research them and just get to know how their county came to be and the cool people that lived here," New Tech media lit facilitator said.

This is the second year of the school doing this.

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