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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Poetry Slam! 2012 video of the week: Marie Reed 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 first night of the Slam!, flagship school Marie Reed Elementary took the stage at Columbia Heights Education Campus, and the students, clad in their customary orange T-shirts, talked about how much DC SCORES means to them.

The performance was epitomized by the line: "At the end of the day, all of us are a part of the DC SCORES Hall of Fame!"

The line elicited a response of "That's my baby!" from the capacity audience, and the Panthers exited the stage to tremendous applause. Don't miss out on the school's 15th Poetry Slam! showing!

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

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