America’s Got Talent winner inspires young puppeteers at Beaverton School
Published on June 24, 2022 at 3:50 p.m.
Singer/ventriloquist Darci Lynne, the youngest winner of America’s Got Talentspoke with puppet-making students at Thorah Central Public School in Beaverton on Wednesday in a virtual presentation that lasted over an hour.
Oklahoma-born Lynne, now 17, was just 12 when she appeared and won the hit talent show’s 12th season as a singer and ventriloquist.
Staff and students at Thorah Central Public School, with funding from the Community Connected Experiential Learning Grant through the Durham District School Board, gained hands-on experience as puppeteers this school year and created puppets for grades 1-4. The school will continue to build and play with large-scale black light puppets in the fall.
Lynne spoke with the students about winning America’s Got Talent, her life after the show, puppetry and ventriloquism. The students were also treated to a performance by Lynne and her famous puppet Petunia.
His refined and impeccable talent as a ventriloquist at such a young age may well inspire the next generation to keep the craft alive.
More information on the CCEL grant can be found at ddsb.ca
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