Students perform at the semi-annual Woonsocket School Poetry Slam

The winners of the 2018 Woonsocket Elementary Poetry Slam are, front row, left to right: Norris Peterson, Parker Couch, Ava Potrament, Savana Larson, Ryker Forbes, Shiloh Terkildsen; middle row: Brinley Fuller, Ellie Hofer, Maren Peterson, Sara Overson, Denairic Lieber, Natasha Grosz, Megan Kogel; back row: Payton Weiting, Gage Hines, Emilie Lindgren, Yuli Garcia, Kali Hofer, Tyler Brueske, Makenzie Baruth, Danielle Brooks and Oscar Anderson. Not pictured: Ezra Schultz and Sutton Senska.

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, the community was invited to attend the Woonsocket Elementary Poetry Slam. Students, Kindergarten through sixth grade, took turns reciting a previously selected poem that they had practiced both in school and at home. Poem themes ranged from thought provoking to silly and fun with contexts about puppies, dinosaurs, wormy apples and dealing with siblings.

During the previous week, on Thursday, Dec. 13 and Friday, Dec. 14, volunteer judges came into the classrooms to hear the students recite their poems. The judges scored each student based on a rubric that included poem delivery speed, voice volume, eye contact and poem-appropriate gestures. Students who placed first, second and third in each grade level were announced at the end of the Poetry Slam on Tuesday and received a prize.

…Read the names of the winners and see additional pictures of the poetry slam in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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