A trailblazer is defined as “an innovator or pioneer, someone who paves the way for others” and there were many trailblazers on hand at Madame McKinley’s Wax Museum to make history come alive.  

Held on May 24 on the McKinley School lawn, the annual event featured fourth graders Mary Lane as actress/comedian Lucille Ball, Tegan Hegarty as English mathematician Ada Lovelace, Lucas Aparicio as baseball great Jackie Robinson, Brandon Smith as Italian painter/sculptor/architect Michelangelo and many other pioneering figures. Push a button and the student “wax figure” comes to life, reciting historical facts about the trailblazer as a first person narrative.