Claire Burnham has a pretty amazing story to tell, one Claire and her family won’t soon forget. The Bingham High School sophomore was one of only 10 students in the nation selected to be a National Youth Storyteller at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival this past weekend. To make her story even more incredible, Claire was the opening act for professional storytellers, including the King of storytelling, Master Storyteller Donald Davis. Mr. Davis was the headliner at this year’s festival.
Claire first met Donald Davis seven years ago when he spoke to her third-grade class at Jordan Ridge Elementary School as part of a storytelling project the students were working on. That’s when Claire became fascinated with storytelling and the opportunities to perform what she was writing on stage. According to her mother, Claire was hooked and she has been writing and performing ever since. She has been a storyteller at a number of local events, including the Story Crossroads Festival in Murray and the Renaissance Festival at Thanksgiving Point.
Congratulations, Claire on your storytelling success. We can’t wait to see what the next chapter brings!