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 Hart Middle School took the stage at H.D. Woodson High School to perform in the premier event for the first time. In their orange soccer uniforms, the poet-athletes' performance revolved around celebrating individualism and included an ode to those they love.
"We're different, don't make no difference, we are not different," the students sang as they clapped to the background music and swayed back and forth.
Check out Hart's debut performance of DC SCORES self-expression on stage.
And to view any performance from the Poetry Slam!, visit the DC SCORES YouTube page.