Mrs. Lovell’s fifth grade French class made quite an impression on journalist and National Geographic explorer Tara Roberts. Tara is in French speaking Africa diving with a group of scuba divers, historians and archaeologists as they search for sunken slave ships. After learning about Tara’s work, the girls decided to do their own research on the area, creating a video presentation to send to her. Tara sent her own video in return, responding to the girls’ questions about her work. Tara said she was extremely impressed by the excellent research, especially the information the class found on an all-female tribe of soldiers called the Amazons and a French painter that features these warriors in her work in the hopes of inspiring the young women of our generation to realize they can be warriors too.