Fulton students ‘tell stories’

Fairgrieve Elementary School student Evalynn Dickens entertains the crowd with her story, “Rabbit Counts the Crocodiles,” during the districtwide storytelling festival recently in Fulton.
Fairgrieve Elementary School student Evalynn Dickens entertains the crowd with her story, “Rabbit Counts the Crocodiles,” during the districtwide storytelling festival recently in Fulton.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

A storytelling project that began at the classroom level in each of the Fulton elementary schools culminated with a districtwide festival recently, as nearly two dozen students entertained friends and family with a variety of tales.

Divided into two groups based on grade level, the students immersed themselves in each story as they gestured and acted out tall tales, short stories, myths, legend and fables. 

“The district has been doing this event (in some form) for years,” said Volney Elementary School Library Media Specialist Sarah Fay. “The kids always do a fantastic job.”

This year’s storytelling festival exceeded expectations, as students engaged the audience with their unique tales. Whether it was a story with a serious moral lesson or one with a humorous spin, the crowd was captivated as each student presented their story.

Level 1 (third and fourth grade) storytellers included Evalynn Dickens (Fairgrieve); Trevor Hendrickson (Volney); Olivia Saunderson (Lanigan); Shayla Sykes (Volney); Hannah Hobby (Granby); Mary Jerred (Volney); Caitlyn Searor (Fairgrieve); Tanner Tetro (Lanigan); Lydia Mirabito (Granby); and Reagan LaPage (Volney).

Representing fifth- and sixth-graders in the Level 2 division were Jessica LaPage (Volney); Dylan Truong (Lanigan); Alexander Blaine (Fairgrieve); Samantha McRae (Volney); Lauren Kingsley (Granby); Lauren Hayden (Volney); Noah Horning (Lanigan); Jessica Hyman (Volney); Mackenzie Treneer (Granby); Jaidyn Perry (Fairgrieve); Hope Mirabito (Granby); and Skyler Gibson (Granby).

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