Tuesday morning, March 22 was a powerful time at Miller-Driscoll as more than three dozen amazing historical women converged at the school to teach Wilton’s youngest learners about their contributions to history. From Mother Teresa to Billy Jean King, Dian Fossey Sally Ride and Madonna, the wide variety of important women who shared a bit about themselves was a great learning opportunity.
The annual event, Women in History Day, is sponsored by the Miller-Driscoll PTA and hosted by the M-D library/learning commons. More than 36 women volunteers from the community shared their presentations in costume as each of their chosen historical figures to classes throughout the morning. The day included special appearances by Leslie Keogh, a librarian at the Wilton Library’s Children’s Room, who once again portrayed “Unsinkable Molly Brown,” and Jo Becraft, who returned as Queen Elizabeth even though all of her children have graduated from MD.
The chairs for the event are Lori Fusco (2nd grade), Hillary Jackson (1st grade), Megan Morris (Kindergarten) and Sarah O’Malley (Kindergarten).