Student wins award from Southern Order of Storytellers

Kennesaw State University student Kristi Rivas of Macon won the 2008 Outstanding Student…

Georgia (Feb 7, 2008) — Student wins award from Southern Order of Storytellers

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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Feb. 7‚ 2008) — Kennesaw State University student Kristi Rivas of Macon won the 2008 Outstanding Student Storyteller scholarship award from the Southern Order of Storytellers.

The theatre and performance studies major competed against several other KSU students who were nominated for the award. She auditioned with a storytelling performance of an English and Irish children’s folktale.

“I am very happy that I won‚” said Rivas. “I’m also very thankful because I was up against some very good people.”

The $500 award was given by the Southern Order or Storytellers‚ who regularly perform at the Jimmy Carter Center and host the Winter StoryFest and Spring StoryFest.

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