Remarkable women throughout history came to life on November 6 at Mount Carmel Academy’s “Living HERstory Biographical Celebration." Fifty students took an active role in the event, each choosing a historically significant woman to research. Students told their subject’s story, sharing information about her to classmates in creative and interactive ways. They utilized their presentation skills and creativity by dressing in costume, leading games and activities, and educating their peers on their chosen subject – all while in character.

The women portrayed included Amelia Earhart, Joan of Arc, Penelope, Sonia Sotomayor, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Nellie Bly, Malala Yousafzai, Ada Lovelace, Elizabeth Tudor, Harriet Tubman, Florence Nightingale, Agatha Christie, Diane Arbus, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Helen of Troy, Elizabeth Blackwell, Marie Curie, Carolina Herrera, the Brontë sisters, Julia Child, Sutton Foster, Tina Fey, the Grimké sisters, Rosa Parks, Venus & Serena Williams, Queen Victoria, Marie Antoinette, Èlisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Ellen Pompeo, Rosie the Riveter, Coco Chanel, and Henrietta Leavitt.