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!, performing in the event for the first time, Chávez Prep put together an all-star show that made the students look like seasoned spoken-word artists. The performance was highlighted by a poignant solo poem by Zayda. L, who at the end of the night took the stage at Columbia Heights Education Campus once more to receive the Shine Award for best individual performance.
A few minutes later, the entire team stormed the stage to receive the trophy for best middle school performance.
Take a few minutes to be moved by an inspiring group of youth poets.
To view any performance from the Poetry Slam!, visit the DC SCORES YouTube page.