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Thursday, August 29, 2013

2012 Poetry Slam! video of the week: Bancroft 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!, Bancroft Elementary School's students -- decked out in their gold soccer jerseys -- took the stage at Columbia Heights Education Campus and captured the attention of educators in the audience with an ode to their teachers. 

"Without our teachers, we wouldn't be leaders," the kids said in unison.

And ... "Every day we learn, we're ready for takeoff."

The students then showed off their bilingual spoken word talent with a poem, "I am/Yo Soy," with each performer grasping the microphone and speaking in both languages.

Don't skip out on Bancroft's dynamic performance. Es muy bueno!

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

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