Emiley Massy (7th grade Franklin Middle School) as Oskar Schindler
I have done Chautauqua for the two past years and this year is my third time performing an historic figure in YC. I like to read WWII books in my free time and I have a very supportive family.
Oskar Schindler is a man who didn't have the intent of saving over 1,000 Jews from the Holocaust, and yet he did! He did this by having Jewish people work in a factory making ammunition and war supplies. He broke a barrier in history by having the courage to not listen to other people's opinions about Jewish people and by doing that he stood up for the innocent.
Scarlette Howell (6th grade University Middle School) as Marie Curie
This is my 3rd year doing Young Chautauqua. I have danced at the Conservatory Dance Studio in Greeley for seven years and I recently auditioned for the Colorado Ballet in Denver. I enjoy helping people and encouraging my peers to follow their dreams. Science is my favorite subject this year and I just joined the Brain Bowl at my school. I love to read anything I can get my hands on.
Marie Curie is important to the science world for her work with radioactivity. She discovered two elements and was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize and the first and only woman to win it twice in two scientific fields. She is known for breaking the boundary for women in science.
Giselle Larson-Reyes (4th grade Chappelow Elementary) as Selena Quintanilla
My name is Gisele and my passion is singing! Some of my hobbies are playing softball and piano that I have played for three years. I chose Selena because I also like singing and I connect with her culture and heritage. Selena Quintanilla Perez was a Mexican American singer who was popular in the 1980s and early 1990s. She and her group Selena y Los Dinos put a new spin on traditional Tejano music that was typically performed by older males. She broke barriers by gaining respect from both her fans in Mexico (not being a native Spanish speaker) as well as in the United States. She was one of the only female Tejano stars who succeeded at that time and won several awards, including a Grammy.
Alex Larson-Reyes (6th grade Chappelow Middle School) as Edwin Hubble
Hi, my name is Alexandre. I really like to play piano, and read. I also like to draw and make new things out of cardboard, and play video games. I chose my character, Edwin Hubble because I really like science and astronomy.
Edwin Hubble was an astronomer at the Yerkes observatory and at Mount Wilson California. He broke barriers by discovering that there were other galaxies outside the Milky Way for which he created a classification system. He also discovered that the universe was expanding and proved this from his theory called "Hubble's Law."