Celebrate West Virginia Comes to Green Bank Elementary Middle School

By: Shayla, Student Reporter

On November 12, 2019 preschool through 8th grade invited their grandparents to Green Bank Elementary Middle School for Grandparents Day.  Mick Souter, the storyteller behind Celebrate WV, performed an excellent show for the grandparents, staff, and students playing different instruments, singing a variety of songs about West Virginia, and talking about our state history. 

GBEMS has hosted Grandparents Day for three years now.  This year, 65 grandparents attended despite the cold weather and snow and enjoyed this wonderful event. The families of students at Green Bank School play an important part in our traditions and community events. 

When asked how he got started, Mick Souter said “I played at venues at Snowshoe.” Mick was asked if he could perform in schools and he did. He also said, “The banjo is my favorite instrument.” 

Cammi Warner, a sixth-grade student from GBEMS, said “It was awesome. He was playing two different instruments at the same time and it looked very hard to do.” Students and grandparents really enjoyed the show.