This year professional storytellers visit local and area schools to entertain and educate the students with the art of storytelling. Maintaining this oral tradition is important to our culture.
We began with only our local school district, from kindergarten through high school. As the years have progressed, we have been able to reach out to students in the area. We now have storytellers in ten different area school districts: George West, Three Rivers, McMullen County, Orange Grove, Mathis, Beeville, Pawnee, Pettus, Alice, and Skidmore-Tynan. The students are always fascinated with the storytellers, and the teachers and entire school district personnel seem most appreciative of this service that we provide at no charge to them.
Through the generosity of sponsors and granting entities such as Coastal Bend Community Foundation and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Storyfest provides local and area school children, who might not be able to attend the event, an opportunity to enjoy our rich heritage of storytelling and experience the performing arts.
This has always been part of the mission of the George West Storyfest Association, Inc. and one we are proud to have grown from our original four George West ISD campuses to the many area schools we now serve. We plan to continue to increase our outreach to schools as funding becomes available.
Storytelling in the Schools
NOTE: This program is offered free of charge to participating schools.
Friday, November 3, 2017
2017 Storytellers ~ TBD
2016 School ~ Storyteller
George West Primary ~ Decee Cornish
George West Elementary ~ Consuelo Samarripa
George West Jr. High ~ Consuelo Samarripa
George West High School ~ Doug Elliott
Three Rivers Elementary ~ Mark Babino
Alice –Schallert Elementary ~ Sheila Starks Phillips
Alice—Noonan Elementary ~ Carolina Quiroga-Stultz
Beeville—FMC Elementary ~ Mary Grace Ketner
Beeville—HMD Early Childhood Center ~ Mary Grace Ketner
Beeville First Baptist Church School ~ Donna Ingham
Beeville St. Phillips Episcopal School ~ Donna Ingham
Mathis Elementary ~ MaryAnn Blue
McMullen Co. ISD ~ Sue Kuentz
Orange Grove Primary ~ MaryAnn Blue
Pettus Elementary ~ Larry Thompson
Pawnee Elementary ~ Larry Thompson
Skidmore-Tynan Elementary ~ Tom McDermott
+Live Oak Nursing Center ~ Mary Grace Ketner