Annaliese Eddington, 9th grade, took 2nd place and Olivia Christiansen, 8th grade, took 3rd in our district's annual poetry slam last night at Salem High School. The night's poems were divided into two categories: Original and Recetation. Annaliese and Olivia were in the Original category. Annaliese wrote and performed a poem called "Someday" and Olivia wrote and performed "My Journal."
Another student, Marian Smith recieved an honorable mention for her recitation of a poem called "Slow Dance" which she signed as she recited the poem.
We have officially announced the last group for our Students of the Month. Congratulate these students when you get the chance. They have been working hard and are staying strong until the end of the school year.
7th Grade: Alexandria Goodman and Kyle Campbell
8th Grade: Jaydee Jorgensen, Brayden Adamson
9th Grade: Jill Ashcraft, Xander Griggs
In English, we are currently talking about Shakespeare. There has recently been some debate about whether Shakespeare is still relevant, and I think that it is. This is an essay that I wrote explaining why I think Shakespeare is relevant today. Enjoy!
Today, 60 students met in front of their peers and parents to perform poems for our annual poetry slam. And they were great. Some poems were from famous poets and some were poems that the students themselves have written. This was a great year for the poetry slam and the contestants all did an amazing job, not only reciting a memorized poem, but performing it as well.
Our students have been learning the art of poetry and how to use and indentify figurative language. Probably the most difficult thing about poetry is the ability to express a lot of meaning in few words. One subgenre of poetry that our students have learned about this year is Blackout Poetry.