Fairgrieve Elementary School students put their storytelling skills to the test in front of a panel of judges during a recent event.
Divided into two groups based on grade level, students recited fables and folktales in the hopes of advancing to the school-wide competition.
Using voice inflections, hand gestures and animated actions, students wowed the judges with their storytelling abilities.
“Nice job,” said event judge Elaine Flood, a library media specialist at the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation. “I was really impressed with all the work you did and all the stories you told.”
After listening to each story and deliberating briefly, the judges selected the students who will represent Fairgrieve in the upcoming school-wide contest.
The gold medalists were Caitlyn Searor and Olivia Blakeman (Level 1) and Emma Weaver and Jaidyn Perry (Level 2).
Earning a silver medal in the Level 1 group were Brady Niver and Ivy Szlamczynski.
Shyanne Duston, Evalynn Dickens and Bailey Reed took home the silver for the Level 2 competition.
Other participants included Mariela Mejia-Merida, Matisyn Brockway, Kayla McCraith and Sean Wright.