2015 Making Memories

Senior honorary Mortar Board inspires young writers


Improv troupe Suspicious of Whistlers (above) was one of many campus performance groups to act out stories written by Buder Elementary students at the second annual Young Storytellers Festival, hosted by Washington University senior honorary Mortar Board. “We’re so grateful for the high energy of the improv groups, and it was magical to bring to life the imaginative spirit of the young authors of Buder Elementary,” said Olivia Simon, a senior studying philosophy-neuroscience-psychology in Arts & Sciences and a member of Mortar Board.

Demonstrating that reaction are Buder students Logan Payne (right) and Christopher Rose.

Buder Elementary students Logan Payne (right) and Christopher Rose react to seeing their stories on stage.

“Working with the students and helping them write their stories was extremely fulfilling, and it was wonderful to see the kids react to their stories performed in real life.”

Photos by Sid Hastings / WUSTL Photos

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