In 2005 and 2006, Alex was selected out of hundreds of contestants as a finalist in his age division for the
National Youth Storytelling Showcase in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Smoky Mountains Storytelling Festival included
storytelling workshops, activities and performances with both professional tellers and some of the nation's best storytelling
youth. In 2005 he was named "Torchbearer" for his age group based on both storytelling and ambassador skills.
|Alex and his friend, Will
Alex was again selected as a finalist for the 2007 National Youth Storytelling Showcase in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
This is his third consecutive year as a finalist and he is anxious to go back to see old friends as well as to make new ones!