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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Poetry Slam! 2012 video of the week: Wheatley 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. 

Wheatley Education Campus kicked off the second night of the Slam! with a heartfelt showing led by a solo poem written and performed by a boy about a very personal, sensitive issue. The boy showed tremendous courage in taking the stage in front of the packed auditorium at H.D. Woodson High School, and he undoubtedly felt a sense of relief afterward and weight lifted off his shoulders.

That's what the self-expression component of DC SCORES provides — an outlet through which youth can let out their innermost feelings. 

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

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