HAWK TALE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Tabitha Biear

Hi everyone! 

My name is Tabitha Biear, a senior student at UNCW majoring in Communication Studies. I moved to Wilmington from town called Calabash North Carolina to continue my education after high school. Some of my favorite things to do are beachin’ it with my dog Pax, taking dance classes, going to the gym, and ANYTHING involving food. Thank you for listening along with me as I tell my stories inspired by my family members as a UNCW Hawk Tale Player!

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HAWK TALE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Shianne Buie

Shianne is a junior at UNCW who is majoring in Communication Studies. She grew up in a small town where she spent her time riding horses, fishing, and playing on a travel softball team until high school. She loves FaceTiming her pups back home, reading, watching movies and going to the beach with her friends! Shianne participated in the Disney College Program last year and she plans to return to find a permanent position within the company once next graduates next spring. This is her first time taking a performance class and she is really excited to see how everything goes! 

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HAWK TALE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Cameron Abresch

Hi there! My name is Cameron Abresch and I am a senior at UNCW studying Communication Studies. I am originally from Salisbury, Maryland and decided to move south for school. After I graduate I plan to move to Washington DC and work to save up money to travel. My top three destinations (at the moment!) are Ireland, the Netherlands, and Thailand. In addition to traveling, I love reading, eating a ridiculous amount of pasta, and re-watching The Office on Netflix. I have one very fat cat named Frisky, who loves gravy treats and naps in the sunshine. My parents, Lisa and Larry, are the inspiration behind my stories.

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Hawk Tale Player of the Week: Alejandro Lopez

Now this is a story all about how his life got flipped turned upside down. We’d like to take a minute just listen to us speak, tell you all about how Alejandro became the Hawk Tale Player of the Week. 

Having been a Hawk Tale Player in the past, Alejandro is ecstatic to come back this year as assistant director and is looking forward to sharing more stories to the Wilmington community!

Born in Colombia, South America and immigrating to the United States by the age of four, Alejandro grew up and lived in Charlotte, NC most of his life. Whenever he isn’t working at Journeys selling socks or doing schoolwork, Alejandro is managing his local clothing brand, Good Fortunes Apparel. As a Sophomore student and Communication Studies major here at UNCW Alejandro, Alejandro loves making people happy and meeting new people. 

 

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Week 6- Wrightsville Beach Elementary

This week, the Storytelling Troupe traveled to Wrightsville Beach Elementary. We performed for classrooms that were welcoming and loved interacting with our troupe. Wrightsville Beach's students asked thoughtful questions and were a joy to perform for. This weeks outstanding performer is Brooke, who shares a story about a penguin who has a bit of a problem controlling his hiccups, check it out here!

UNCW STORYTELLERS: HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

We are moving down our list of schools to visit. Before you know it, we will be in front of you ready to perform our stories. For the meantime, watch and enjoy our highlight video! 

Week 4: International School at Gregory Elementary

The staff and students at the International School at Gregory Elementary were beyond hospitable. The UNC-Wilmington Storytelling Troupe performed with enthusiasm and energy. It was truly a rewarding and fulfilling experience to work with these elementary students. I thoroughly believe that we as adults can continuously learn from enthusiastic learners such as these students. This week's outstanding storyteller is Matthew Garcia.

Week 4: International School at Gregory Elementary

The staff and students at the International School at Gregory Elementary were beyond hospitable. The UNC-Wilmington Storytelling Troupe performed with enthusiasm and energy. It was truly a rewarding and fulfilling experience to work with these elementary students. I thoroughly believe that we as adults can continuously learn from enthusiastic learners such as these students. This week's outstanding storyteller is Matthew Garcia. 

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FOREST HILLS GLOBAL ELEMENTARY - WEEK 3 - HALEY DUMAS

It was such a wonderful time in Forest Hills Global Elementary. Our troupe definitely received a warm welcome from the moment we walked in the door. It was such a great pleasure to perform in front of the students and staff. The kids were very interactive and cheerful that it made our day! This week our Storyteller of the week is Haley Dumas. She is already proving to be one of our best even though this is her first year as a Storyteller. Congrats Haley! 

Winter Park Elementary- Week 2- Gil Niez

The UNCW Storytelling Troupe made their second week stop at Winter Park Elementary a performance to remember. The Winter Park staff and students welcomed the Troupe with their usual Southern hospitality. In turn, the story tellers reciprocated with outstanding renditions of their chosen children’s narration. Gil Niez stood above the crowd with his adaptation of Margo Fallis’, “The lost whale.” Take a moment to watch. I’m sure you will agree!

 

 

Alderman Elementary- Week 1- Kaylee Earp

The UNCW Storytellers traveled to Alderman Elementary last week. The students at Alderman were wonderful and a joy to perform for. They expressed their love and enjoyment for all of our stories, but there was one in particular that stood out to them: Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munsch. Check it out here!