the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
South High competes in Story Slam
by Brittany Durgin
Story Created: Apr 24, 2012 at 3:53 PM EDT
Story Updated: Apr 24, 2012 at 3:53 PM EDT
Several students of South Community High School in Worcester put their oral presentation skills to the test at the second annual StoriesLive® regional Scholarship Story Slam in Boston this Saturday April 28, 2012.
Public school junior and senior-year students, many in the greater Boston area with a few beyond – such as Worcester, follow a curriculum set in place by StoriesLive® introducing them to the art of storytelling. The program provides students with narrative and presentation skills as a way to help prepare them for applying to college and/or future jobs.
StoriesLive® continued this year after their launch in 2011 with funding help from Mass Humanities, a foundation supporting the arts in Massachusetts. StoriesLive® pledges to distribute $5,000 in scholarship awards this year alone.
Worcester will compete in the oral storytelling challenge against students from Andover, Newburyport, Everett, Chelsea, and Revere High Schools, Boston Latin Academy, Lynn Classical High School and the Humanities and Development Leadership High School in Lawrence.
South High students compete in the StoriesLive® regional Scholarship Story Slam at CityYear HQ, Levine Center, 287 Columbus Ave., Boston this Saturday April 28, 2012. Visit http://massmouth.org/storieslive/ for more information on StoriesLive.
Above photo: From left: Student judge Lilian Adris, massmouth co-founder and project director of StoriesLive Norah Dooley, second place in schoolwide story slam Sabbatina Konadu, storyteller and StoriesLive instructor Ben Cunningham, Professor of English and Global Students at Worcester State University Josna Rege and South High Principal Maureen Binienda. Photo Credit: Paula Junn