Each November, Morgan Elementary students start preparing to show off their storytelling skills as they compete for the opportunity to showcase their talents at the annual Weber State Storytelling Festival. All students from 1st grade to 5th grade are encouraged to learn or write a story. They then share their stories with their classmates in December. It is a tough decision to choose just two students from each class to move on to the grade-level competition because the children are all working to be great storytellers.
On January 17th, 8-10 students from each grade told their stories in front of the entire grade. This can be a pretty scary experience, but they did a great job sharing their talents. At the end of the assembly, two students were chosen to represent their grade in a school-wide assembly to choose the storytellers who will be participating in the Weber State Storytelling Festival. Our grade-level winners pictured are: (back row) Samantha Preslar, Ainsley Farmer, Jocelyn Jenks, Brynn Carnesecca, Lindsey Fry. (front row) Morgan Ellis, Trey Miles, Chaston Netz, Matthew Hatch, and Molly Phelps.
On January 19, 2012, Lindsey Fry, daughter of Karl & Jenny Fry, and Morgan Ellis, daughter of Jim & Tiffany Ellis, were chosen during the school-wide assembly to be the student storytellers who will represent Morgan Elementary at the Weber State Storytelling Festival. All 10 of the storytellers were really good and the judges had the hard job of picking just two students.
We would like to thank all of the children, parents, teachers, and community members who participated in or helped with the storytelling. We would also like to offer a big thank you to Nancy Taylor, the chairman and Melissa Carter, co-chair of the Morgan School District competition, for all their hard work.