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Wester Storyteller to Attend National Youth Storytelling Showcase (January, 2007)

K. KibbyKeith Kibby, a seventh grade student at Wester Middle School, was selected to participate in the National Youth Storytelling Showcase in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee the first week of February. The Showcase is in conjunction with the Smoky Mountains Storytelling Festival. Only 21 young people from throughout the country were selected to participate as youth storytellers in this showcase.

While in Tennessee, Keith will attend seminars led by nationally known storytellers on how to be a better storyteller.  The showcase will end with a storytelling competition amongst all the participating youths.

Keith has participated in the Frisco Storytelling Festival the past three years and the Texas Storytelling Festival for the past two years.  Last October, Keith won first place at the North Texas Youth Storytelling Challenge.