• Schoolhouse Radio... Time for Class!
    The Career Center and the Radio Broadcasting program will host the 2nd Schoolhouse Storytelling Festival Friday, January 29, 2016! Please contact us if you would like to be a part of the festival.
    The Radio Broadcasting program hosted the inaugural Schoolhouse Storytelling Festival Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Career Center. More than 350 young people gathered together to listen and share stories of our common experience.
    These, indeed, are the threads that bind us one to another.
    Many, many thanks to our storytellers!
    ReVonda grew up in the NC Piedmont, and has lived in the Blue Ridge since 1989. She graduated with a BA in cultural anthropology from ASU. Having always loved stories, she believes that everything and everyone has a story to tell. Ms. Crow has performed at the ASU's Old Timey Fiddlers Convention, Fiddlers Grove Music Festival, Telebrations, Ashe County Library, and Forest Ridge Retirement Home, as well as, the Caroll Co. VA County Fair. She is a volunteer for the Watauga Arts Council, and has been a member of the Surry County Storytellers.
    Having worked as a flight attendant, travel agent, media buyer, theatre manager, actor, director, secretary and writer, Terri has a wide range of experiences and people from which to draw stories and characters.
    She began telling stories – officially – six years ago when she helped found the Imagine That! Storytellers and has since told stories at libraries, retirement communities, high schools, theatres and festivals. The summer of 2010, as part of the NC Arts Council’s 2nd Saturday Celebration, she told stories at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial in Asheville and created an original work for the Horne Creek Living Historical Farm in Pinnacle, NC. She also performed an original work, “Pearl, Your Mother” at the Cherry Orchard Theatre in Orchard Gap, VA.

    Terri is a 2011 grateful recipient of a Regional Artist Project Grant from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem, which will allow her to further her studies and hone her skills.
    You may want to hear about the seven Eaglin children’s hilarious adventures growing up in Tennessee and Arkansas, as told for thirty-eight years in the classroom and now for audiences of all ages at after-dinner programs, club meetings, school assemblies, retirement homes, and special occasions. A retired Latin teacher ready to travel, Ms. Eaglin also performs Classical legends, Bible stories, and ghost stories. She carefully constructs her sentences and delivers them with high energy, so that the result is both entertaining and educational.
    A member of the Lumbee Tribe in eastern North Carolina, Amanda is a Native American storyteller sharing familiar cultural stories about nature, wildlife and the Great Creator. Ms. Sheek also regularly shares the life story of her son, Jacob, a US Marine killed while serving in Afghanistan in 2011.
    Vicky is an interactive storyteller, writer, and teaching artist who has been delighting audiences with her unique blend of physical comedy and love of language since 1988.

    From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to the Kansas prairie to the city of Philadelphia, Vicky has shared stories that warm the heart and tickle the funny bone.

    Vicky’s programs are tailored to meet your needs. Her workshops for educators and students are hands-on, high energy, and literacy based. Educators learn to use storytelling as a cross curricular tool and catalyst for writing.

    In addition to sharing stories for folks aged 2-105, Vicky also works with at-risk students and families and special needs populations.

    Vicky’s recording (with Bill Wood) Spooky Tales Vol. 1 received a Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award, 2013.