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The 8th Grade Living Wax Museum

The 8th Grade Living Wax Museum

The 8th Grade Living Wax Museum is a beloved Berkeley Carroll tradition. This year students transformed into a wide range of historical and living figures including Alexander the Great, Malcolm X, Malala Yousafzai, Wilbur Wright, Wong Kim Ark, Madam C.J. Walker, Rihanna, Elizebeth Smith Friedman, Harriet Tubman, and Genghis Khan.

To prepare for the Museum, students select a political leader, inventors, artist, sports hero, or revolutionary who changed the world. After reading a memoir, biography, or autobiography, they then adapt what they've learned into a presentation along with costumes and props. During the gallery walk, students greeted visitors and shared the story of their historical figure's life and work.

See photos from this year's Wax Museum here and a full list of historical figures below.
 

Politicians

Alexander Hamilton: Daniel O. ’26
Barack Obama: Tobey I. ’26
Alexander the Great: Theo H. ’26
Abraham Lincoln: Russell H. ‘’26
Julius Caesar: Linus R. ’26
John F. Kennedy: Ellis T. ’26
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Leo K. ’26
Bernie Sanders: Nicolas W. ’26
Genghis Khan: Julian M. ’26
 

Writers and Artists

Sylvia Plath: Mikaela G. ’26
Maya Angelou: Maya P. ’26
Jane Austen: Austen F. ’26
Edgar Allen Poe: Alex B. ’26
Leonardo da Vinci: Oskar B. ’26
Andy Warhol: Julia C. ’26
Misty Copeland: Kyan J. ’26
Francisco Goya: Martiño Tenreiro P. ’26
Yayoi Kusama: Wren G. ’26
Massimo Bottura: Milo B. ’26
Katherine Dunham: Rachel A. ’26
 

Rights Advocates

Elie Wiesel: Genevieve E. ’26
Eleanor Roosevelt: Claire B. ’26
Malcolm X: Amelie C. ’26
Walter White: Akiro T. ’26
Malala Yousafzai: Zahrah K. ’26
Martin Luther King Jr.: Jason N. ’26
Madam C.J. Walker: Jada S. ’26
Gloria Steinem: Lara D. ’26
Wong Kim Ark: Lucas K. ’26
Harriet Tubman: Mira M. ’26
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Leela M. ’26
Catherine Maud Townshend: Maddie R. ’26
Louis Zamperini: Orson D. ’26
Michelle Obama: Stephanie O. ’26
 

Scientists, Mathematicians, and Innovators

Stephen Hawking: Augie M. ’26
Elizebeth Smith Friedman: Marienne L. ’26
Katherine Johnson: Maddy A. ’26
Albert Einstein: Aaron S. ’26
Steve Jobs: Isaac J. ’26
Elon Musk: Sebastian C. ’26
Jane Goodall: Rory O’C. ’26
Florence Nightingale: Chloe D.’26
Leonhard Euler: Jayden N. ’26
Wilbur Wright: Corbin T. ’26
David Attenborough: Sam B. ’26
Paul Kalanithi: Joshua S. ’26
Amelia Earhart: Scarlett M. ’26


Musicians

Isabelle Cryan: Judy G.’26
Biggie Smalls: David D. ’26
Rihanna: Bella C. ’26
Katy Perry: Louisa P. ’26
Dave Grohl: Kieran M. ’26
Jimi Hendrix: Jaylen H-P ’26


Actors, Directors, and Entertainers

Lauren Graham: Leila S. ’26
Alice Guy-Blache: Adelaide O. ’26
Elizabeth Taylor: Sylvie B. ’26
Steven Spielberg: Micah W. ’26
Audrey Hepburn: Sasha N. ’26
Lucille Ball: Jessamyn M. ’26
Rita Moreno: Izzie B. ’26
Marilyn Monroe: Lucia R. ’26
Harry Houdini: Edlin N. ’26
Jim Henson: Eva W-S ’26


Athletes

Kobe Bryant: Dylan A. ’26
Megan Rapinoe: Cleo L. ’26
Misty May-Treanor: Willa S. ’26
Carroll Shelby: Mark Z. ’26
Dirk Nowitzki: Arman M. ’26
Larry Bird: James K. ’26
Gabrielle Reece: Stella R. ’26
Steph Curry: Ackiee B. ’26
Shaquille O’Neal: Anton M. ’26
Yusra Mardini: Gala K-B. ’26
John Elway: Augie B. ’26
Nadia Comăneci: Audrey H. ’26

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