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 School ~ Storyteller
George West Primary~~~MaryAnn Blue
George West Elementary~~~Darci Tucker
George West Jr. High~~~Darci Tucker
George West High School~~~ Donna Ingham
Three Rivers Elementary~~~~Tim Tingle
Alice –Schallert Elementary~~~Carolina Quiroga-Stultz
Alice—Noonan Elementary~~~Consuelo Samarripa
Beeville—FMC Elementary~~~Mark Babino
Beeville—HMD Early Childhood Center~~~Mark Babino
Beeville—R. A. Hall Elementary~~~Decee Cornish
Beeille—TJ Intermediate~~~Mary Grace Ketner
Beeville First Baptist Church School~~~Mary Grace Ketner
Beeville St. Phillips Episcopal School~~~Mary Grace Ketner
McMullen Co. ISD~~~Bernadette Nason
Orange Grove Primary~~~Jiaan Powers
Pettus Elementary~~~Sue Kuentz
Pawnee Elementary~~~Decee Cornish
Skidmore-Tynan Elementary~~~Larry Thompson
+Live Oak Nursing Center~~~Mark Babino
*Subject to change