2006 NYSS Event

The 2006 National Youth Storytelling Showcase event was held Feb. 2-4 in Pigeon Forge, TN

Ed Stivender was an invited professional to teach and mentor the youth tellers.

2006 – Torchbearers

2006 Grand Torchbearer, Stephanie Strauss – Midland, TX
High School Division Torchbearer: Arthur Avery – Normal, IL
Middle School Division Torchbearer: Rixon Lane – Woodruff, SC
Elementary Division Torchbearer: Emily Sartin – Farmington, NM
Tandem Torchbearers: Chris Hand and Tyler Smith – Havanna, FL

2006 – Finalists


Abigail Pauley – 6th grade, Amherst, Ohio
Madelyn Pauley – 3rd grade, Amherst, Ohio

Katelyn Sanders – 5th grade, McDonough, GA
Riley Sinclair – 5th grade, McDonough, GA

Tyler Smith – 8th grade, Havana, FL
Chris Hand – 12th grade, Havana, FL

High School Division or oldest group:

Eduardo Estrella – 11th grade, Haverstraw, NY

Maggie Lowe – 10th grade, Mt. Airy, NC

Arthur Avery – 9th grade, Normal, IL

Stephanie Strauss – 11th grade, Midland, TX

Middle School Age group:

Tyler Smith – 8th grade, Havana, FL

Trent Howard – 8th grade, Pleasant Grove, UT

Rixon Lane – 8th grade, Woodruff, SC

Joshua Langman – 8th grade, Allentown, PA

Elementary Age Group:

Ryan J. Nelson – 5th grade, Miramar, FL

Alex Bowcut – 5th grade, Highland, UT

Emily M. Sartin – 5th grade, Farmington, NM

Will Sox – 4th grade, Lexington, SC


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