Postcards From Madison County

WUNC’s Postcards from Madison County is a series of personal stories from kids in Western North Carolina. The stories were crafted during a summer program of the Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education (PAGE) for girls in grades 6 through 9. The youth in the program worked with facilitators to write, edit, and voice “digital stories” that say something about their lives. As a collection, these stories give an impression of what it’s like to grow up as a girl in the mountains. They chronicle an array of experiences, from the life-altering like navigating foster care or accepting a loved-one’s disability to an everyday story about making the perfect doughnut.

The series will air during All Things Considered September 18-22 on WUNC.

About PAGE

PAGE is a collaboration between Madison County Public Schools and Duke University.  The program provides out-of-school learning opportunities to underserved girls, with focuses in literacy, leadership, and digital learning.

Music Used In The Series

Music selections used in this series include

Joe Newberry: “Lost Gander,” “Christmas Eve” and “Breaking Up Christmas”
Mike Seeger: “Devil’s Dream” and “American Spanish Fandango”

Produced in collaboration with Story Center.

Postcard: To Granny From Skylar

Sep 22, 2017

Postcards from Madison County is a special series from WUNC and The Partnership for Appalachian Girls' Education that features personal storytelling from a unique summer program for Appalachian youths.

Skylar Shelton is entering 6th grade at Madison Middle School. She is from the Spillcorn community in Laurel. Skylar’s digital story is about her love for her Mamaw, and its title is "My Whole World."

About Postcards From Madison County

Postcard: Trucking With Dad

Sep 21, 2017

Postcards from Madison County is a special series from WUNC and The Partnership for Appalachian Girls' Education that features personal storytelling from a unique summer program for Appalachian youths.

Preslea Harwood is entering 6th grade at Madison Middle School. She is from the Marshall community. The title of Preslea’s digital story is "Coming Back Home."

Postcard: Blueberries For Papaw From Megan

Sep 20, 2017

Postcards from Madison County is a special series from WUNC and The Partnership for Appalachian Girls' Education that features personal storytelling from a unique summer program for Appalachian youths.

Megan Anderson is entering 6th grade at Madison Middle School in Marshall. She lives in the Laurel community. The title of Megan's digital story is "For Papaw."

About Postcards From Madison County

Postcard: "Happy Feet" Clogging With Katlyn

Sep 19, 2017
Katlyn Lewis in Western North Carolina
Mikalah Creasman

Postcards from Madison County is a special series from WUNC and The Partnership for Appalachian Girls' Education that features personal storytelling from a unique summer program for Appalachian youths.

Wrenn Treadway
Mikalah Creasman

Postcards from Madison County is a special series from WUNC and The Partnership for Appalachian Girls' Education that features personal storytelling from a unique summer program for Appalachian youths.