Russell Ohneck won our "Teen Spirit" Story Slam with his tale of taking a high school field trip with his father as chaperone. Russell took home one of our coveted coffee mugs and wins a slot in our Grand Slam, which will take place on November 12th. We heard stories about regrettable pranks, hiding damaged musical instruments, prom dates, more suburban pranks, teen parties, pre-teen angst, an evil sensei, reconnecting with an exchange program friend years later, and connecting sons through music.

Thanks to all our storytellers, our judges, and the excellent rowdy crowd who came out tonight! Our next story slam is themed Respect, and is scheduled for Tuesday, September 10th.

Here's Russell's winning story. To watch the rest of our stories, click here.

Here's a photo of Gary Zenker telling his story of teenage pranks.