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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Poetry Slam! performance of the week: Kelly Miller Middle School

Each Wednesday during the year, we will highlight one of the 41 performances from the 16th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam! that took place Dec. 4-5, 2013. The event is the largest youth poetry slam in the District and highlights the original poems of our 1,500 youth. To view any performance from the Poetry Slam!, visit our YouTube channel. You can also read recaps of the event on our blog: WestsideEastside

Today we highlight Kelly Miller Middle School, which finished in second place for the Lions' inspiring and unified performance on stage at H.D. Woodson High School. The Lions' complete performance included a rap about where the students are from; transitioned into words about the motivation that can be created by love; and finished with a rap song that included the refrain, "That's what we do/It's a catch 22; no matter what you do/people wanna judge you!"

The Lions' performance displayed the creativity that comes out of DC SCORES' three-month poetry and spoken word fall season. Clearly, they spent several days practicing their well-choreographed work.

Click on the embedded video above to watch the Lions' performance!

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