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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Poetry Slam! 2012 video of the week: MacFarland Middle 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! at Columbia Heights Education Campus, the MacFarland Crusaders demonstrated their team's diversity with a bilingual performance about having high self-esteem and not letting others dictate what you do.

I'm gonna "do what I gotta do -- do -- do," the students sang.

Check out MacFarland's performance of DC SCORES self-expression on stage.

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

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