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Thursday, June 27, 2013

2012 Poetry Slam! video of the week: Davis 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 second night of the Slam!, students from Davis Elementary School -- performing in their first Slam! -- showed no stage fright.

"Show people you can be a leader and not a follower," the throng of students, dressed in all black, proclaimed. 

Then they went old-school with a little Marvin Gaye: "Show people you can bring some loving here today."

And "love" describes how the packed-auditorium audience felt about Davis' inspiring, confident performance. It was clear to viewers that the students felt empowered by their first fall of DC SCORES and excited about taking the stage and expressing themselves.

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

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