Hays Arts Council FAMOUS FIGURES is a living history and performance project open to 5th grade students in Ellis County public & private schools. It involves a short performance as a favorite person (living or deceased) from the present through distant past. The project promotes the use of research skills, awareness and appreciation of the qualities of a positive role model, thinking and writing in a creative manner, and developing acting and public speaking skills.
With gathering restrictions & COVID-19 protocols in place at FHSU through the end of May, we were not be able to hold our traditional final competition "live" in Beach/Schmidt. However, still wanting to return to a somewhat traditional competition format, we decided to record the classroom finalists, providing for a uniform and fair judging review & process. Of course having the performances recorded, we are again able to share our student's talent publicly through our website!
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