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!, the Seaton Elementary School team had the difficult task of not only performing in the event for the first time, but being the first team to take the stage at Columbia Heights Education Campus.
They were well-prepared.
And the students demonstrated the knowledge they had gleaned from their first season in the DC SCORES program playing soccer, learning about sportsmanship, and working together as a team.
"Even though we lost, we still had confidence."
And their closing lines: "Practice harder/Play smarter/Be stronger/To go further."
Watch out for Seaton on the soccer field this spring, and check out their Poetry Slam! performance. They got the program off to a energetic start.
To view any performance from the Poetry Slam!, visit the DC SCORES YouTube page.