National Youth Storyteller
Sky Byrd is 12 and in the 5th grade at Owsley county elementary school. For 4 consecutive years. Sky has held the title of Ask Kentucky Youth Storytelling torchbearer awarded from the Kentucky storytelling association to exceptional youth storytellers ages 7-17. Sky tells traditional Appalachian stories she learned from Mrs. Octavia Sexton and is developing an interest in creating original stories. She has told stories and led workshops at festivals, libraries, and schools around Kentucky.