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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Poetry Slam! 2012 Video of the Week: Truesdell Education Campus

NOTE:Each week, we are featuring a school's performance from the 15th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!, the largest youth slam in the District! During the two-night culminating event of the fall season -- held Nov. 28 at Columbia Heights Education Campus and Nov. 29 at H.D. Woodson High School -- 35 schools had the opportunity to perform original group and solo poems and songs in front of their peers, families and community members. At the end of each night, teams were called back up on stage to receive trophies. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the self-expression DC SCORES instills in youth. 

On the first night of the Slam!, Truesdell Education Campus put together an inspiring, post-election performance about equality and everyone having something to give to the world. "Everyone was born equal," Mercedes said, reciting her solo poem. "That's how I see it.

"We grow in all shapes and sizes," the large team of about 25 students said in unison.

Check out Truesdell's poets in action!

To view any performance from the Poetry Slam!, visit the DC SCORES YouTube page.

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