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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Poetry Slam! 2012 video of the week: Perry Street Prep

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 event, Perry Street Preparatory Public Charter School took its talents to the Eastside Slam! for the first time and didn't disappoint in front of a capacity audience at H.D. Woodson High School. 

Led by star performer DeAndre W., who has performed at the America SCORES National Poetry SLAM!, on NBC-4, and would continue his run at our SCORE Awards event in May, Perry Street's poets were calm, cool and collected during their innovative performance.

Perry Street's 3 minutes, 46 seconds on stage were innovative from start to finish. They started with a 'knock knock' back-and-forth poem, transitioned into DeAndre's solo 'What do you see?,' and finished with a poem dedicated to the students' favorite sport -- soccer.

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

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