|Will Anderson as Samuel Woodfill|
So, how did it work? Each year, the students choose to be a famous or influential Kentuckian from history or current events. The students dress as these characters, memorize facts about their lives, and generally portray the character. Historically, students have dressed as Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay, Daniel Boone, and Rosemary Clooney. This year, selections were a bit more current with several Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence is from Louisville), a Jared Lorenzen, Cris Collinsworth, and even Ernie “the Turtleman” Brown. The students wait in a freeze frame until a spectator drops money into their coin-operated slot at which point the student comes to life and gives facts from their character’s life.
As one can imagine, gathering many quotes from the students as themselves was quite difficult given that they did NOT break character, but in all, the event appeared to both raise money and give the students an opportunity to learn about a historical figure and to practice performing and public speaking. Not to mention, it was downright adorable! And the proof for that is in the pictures!
|Kristian Overman as Kenney Shields|
|Charlie Kuhn as Edwin Hubble|
|Alex Lacourt as Cris Collinsworth|
|Brady Carter as Harland Sanders|
|Jake Venneman as Jared Lorenzen|
|Malaki King as Wes Unseld|
|Thomas Kearns as Ernie Brown|
|TreVaugh Woods as Lyman T Johnson|
|Belle Bryant as Jennifer Lawrence|