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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Art display uncovers hidden figures in women's history


Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Fifth grade student Angus Booker shows off his portrait of the late author Beverly Cleary, part of a school display for Women's History Month. Angus chose Cleary because he grew up reading her books and was inspired to write his own stories.

Betty White was a veteran of the armed forces. Ruby Bridges was the subject of a Normal Rockwell painting. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is 4-foot, 8-inches tall. Libby Riddles was the first woman to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

These are just some of the facts learned by Evergreen Elementary students during a March art project for Women's History Month about famous and not-so famous women who have left their mark in the world.

The art project began last year, with 20 children from the fourth and fifth grade classes participating. This year, the third grade class showed an interest....

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