For Immediate Release March 28, 2016
Indian Trail Elementary event highlights Louisville’s hometown heroines
March 28, 2016: From actress Jennifer Lawrence to television journalist Diane Sawyer to the late Kentucky Sen. Georgia Powers, Indian Trail Elementary School will bring the stories of the ‘Ladies of Louisville’ alive with a living wax museum, to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 at the school.
As part of the program, students will portray living and deceased Louisville women who have distinguished themselves in their careers or made significant impacts on the community,
“Every year we select a different theme for our students to research and portray, and this year we decided to look to our own hometown heroines, and highlight the accomplishments of women right here in Louisville,” Erica Woolridge, Indian Trail school counselor, said.
Throughout the day, students will stand as ‘wax statutes’ of their selected Louisvillian, and recite stories of the lives of the women they represent.
In addition to Lawrence, Sawyer and Powers, women who will be featured include:
- Mary Anderson, actress;
- Anne Braden, civil rights activist;
- Judge Denise Brown;
- Jennifer Carpenter, actress;
- Gertrude Ganote, infielder and pitcher, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League;
- Dawne Gee, television journalist;
- Monica Hardin, television journalist;
- Heather French Henry, Miss America 2000 and current Commissioner of Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs;
- Mildred J. Hill, songwriter (“Happy Birthday to You”);
- Telma Hopkins, singer and actress;
- Patty Loveless, singer;
- Desi Lydic, actress;
- A’Dia Mathies, WNBA player, Los Angeles Sparks;
- Mary T. Meagher, gold medalist, 1994 Olympics;
- Tori Murden McClure, first woman and first American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean and current president of Spalding University;
- Carrie Marcus Neiman, entrepreneur;
- Nicole Scherzinger, entertainer;
- Dr. Barbara Shanklin, councilwoman and former president of the Louisville Metro Council;
- Mary Travers, singer-songrwriter;
- Sarah Wright, actress; and
- Sean Young, actress;
The school is located at 3709 E. Indian Trail.