Local Author Visits Forest Area School District

Gina Burris, author of Tallulah’s Diner visited West Forest Elementary School on Friday, March 29, 2019.  Students from East Forest joined the presentation via video conference.  Tallulah’s Diner is a story of a mother turtle, Tallulah, who runs an underwater diner with her family.  When Tallulah’s son makes fun of his sister, Tallulah intervenes and teaches her children the true meaning and importance of acceptance.  Ms. Burris read Tallulah’s Diner to the students and led a writer’s workshop. Students then created turtle crafts and enjoyed refreshments.  Grade 3-6 students will extend their learning with a writing competition.

2nd Grade

Back row from left to right – Jason Bell, Easton Bromley, Genesee Phillips, Aaliyah Donato, Ethan Beach

Row 2 – Illanna Ross, Julieann Divido, Samuel Bayle, Samantha Payne, Natalie Wagner

Front Row – Kourtney Myers, Ryan McCracken, Grace Potts


Back row from left to right – Thomas Schettler, Bentley Tracy, Colton Bromley, Jayden Scherer,

Row 2 – Dakota Burkett, Caiden Kasten, Reid Gibson, Anthony Foley

Front row – Abigail Powell, Abbigail Summerville, Annabella Sebastian, Lillian Bawden, Mary Lesko

1st Grade

Back row from left to right – Zoey Fishel, Jaycee Tkach, Lily Beach, Garrett O’Connor, Kyleighna Alsbaugh, Kierra Vaughn

Row 2 – Warren Peace, Dylan Morrison, Cole Dunkle, Jackson Greathouse, Tyler Miller, Gavin Griffith

Front row – Ava Dunkle, Angelo Gigliotti, Khloe Phillips, Gavin Wilson, Skylar Birchard