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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Poetry Slam! 2012 video of the week: Anne Beers Elementary School


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 second night of the Slam!, longtime DC SCORES school Anne Beers Elementary School delivered a poised, well-rehearsed performance — with students first describing in unison how they use their time "when I'm alone." Beers capped off the show with a proclamation about how their school class: "Anne Beers, Class of 2013: Success, Nothing Less."

As one student said: "My future is in the palm of my hand ... No one can block my brightness and intelligence. No distractions. Only a stronger and more focused me."  

Amen, Anne Beers. Watch the students' powerful performance on stage!

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

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