Release Date: February 7, 2008
Revised: February 26, 2008
Kennesaw State TPS student wins storytelling award
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KENNESAW, Ga.—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.
Rivas performs with the KSU Tellers, which will perform next at the KSU Spring StoryFest, March 13-15.
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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population exceeding 20,000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia, KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.