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Elementary students put on play about women’s advocate and suffragist Martha Hughes Cannon

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BOUNTIFUL, Utah (ABC4 News) – Valley View Elementary school in Bountiful produced an original musical about the life of early 20th century women’s advocate and suffragist Martha Hughes Cannon.

The musical is in conjunction with the legislature sending a statue of Cannon to U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC next year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote.

About 150 students from kindergarten through sixth grade auditioned and practiced for several months to put on this play, school officials say.

They say they conceived of the idea for the musical almost a full year ago. We held auditions last fall

Because so many students wanted a part, officials say the musical was divided into two different casts and both performed today.

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