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Storytelling in Schools

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.


Friday ~ November 3, 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

Coastal Bend Community Foundation
Texas Commisison on the Arts
Raymond Brysch
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