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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Poetry Slam! 2012 video of the week: Garfield 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!, the Garfield Rams took the stage at H.D. Woodson High School for just the second time. There were 500 pairs of eyes trained on them. Who wouldn't be nervous?

But led by a courageous solo performance to kick off their time, the Rams showed what a fall season of writing and practicing reading poetry can lead to. Check out Garfield's poet-athletes representing their school. 

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

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