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2019 participating schools,

students & their "famous figures"


Wilson Elementary School

Ruth Bader Ginsburg   Savannah Clingan
George Washington   Jace Myers
Marie Curie   Jenna Kisner
Michelle Obama   Kaliyah Bannister
Annie Oakley   Mary Elizabeth Vajnar
Kevin Hines   Jaxson Chartier


Roosevelt Elementary School

​Sally Ride   Kamryn Daniels
Ruth Handler   Erin Ruder
Annie Oakley   Sylvia Keller
Ruth Bader Ginsburg   Oaklye Wichers
Theodore Roosevelt   Seth Burkholder
Jackie Kennedy Onasis   Emersyn Sander

O’Loughlin Elementary School 
Jackie Robinson   Ajoni Smolarkiewicz
Rosalind Franklin   Aralen Maupin
Jane Goodall   Gracie Kimbrel
Dolly Parton   Johanna Jones
Gertrude Belle Elion   Molly Buckles
Duane Johnson   Dawson Ruder


Lincoln Elementary School    

​​Mary Shelly   Mariella Dreiling
Buzz Aldrin   Lucy Tippy
Roy Rogers   Jesse Taggart
Ruth Bader Ginsburg   Lily Butler


Holy Family Elementary School 
Adolph Hitler   John Wasinger
Glenn Cunningham   Carson Liles
Stephen Curry   Conner Breit
Rosalind Franklin   Jenna Brull


Victoria Elementary School                 
Stan Lee   Samuel Windholz

June Carter Cash   Myah Younger


Washington Grade School (Ellis)

Barbara Bush   Elie Brull
Julius Caesar   Mason Rohleder
Peyton Manning   Joel Schiel
Judy Garland   Kennidi Fischer


St. Mary’s Grade School (Ellis)           
Kelly Clarkson   Gracelynn Hamel

Erno Rubik   Will Eck


Victory Christian Academy

Susan B. Anthony   Chloe Rice


​​2019 Contest Judges were:

Janis Lee, Bruce Bardwell,

Eric Sumearll, & Mary Ann Thompson

2017 famous figures classroom finalists


“Famous Figures” is open to 5th grade students in Ellis County classrooms.  The project includes researching, developing, memorizing and then performing as a favorite character from history.  It promotes thinking and writing in a creative manner, the use of research skills, awareness and appreciation of the qualities of positive leadership, as well as nurturing acting and public speaking skills.  The Ellis County finals were held May 6 in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.  Through Hays Rotary Club sponsorship, all classroom finalists received engraved medals and 1st through 5th place finishers also received trophies. For project details, see the links below.

2016 famous figures classroom finalists


2018 famous figures classroom finalists


famous figures

famous figures 2019 photo gallery

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