The Third Annual Lawrence School Spoken Word Contest was held Thursday evening May 20, 2010 at the Falmouth Public Library. Over 100 students, teachers, family and friends applauded the creative works written and recited by the thirty three talented junior high schoolers.
A huge thank you to English teacher Krista Hennessy for all her efforts in organizing the slam, encouraging future poets and securing delectable donated sweets!
Emcee Evie McCorkle did a great job introducing each participant with a welcoming and reassuring smile.
Judges Andre Beriau, Eva McNamara and James O’Brien had the very challenging job of choosing the prize winners. A huge thank you for their discriminating efforts!
And the winners are:
First Prize: Melissa Hessler
Second Prize:Sara Buscher
Third Prize:Olivia Beaton
Fourth Prize:Ryson Phares
Fifth Prize:Corinne McGillicuddy
Sixth Prize:Jennifer Olmsted
Seventh Prize:Nate Rockwood
Eighth Prize:Kurran Singh
Ninth Prize:Molly Bagg
Tenth prize: Molly Lemay
Eleventh Prize: Adrian Crusius
Congratulations! To view photos of all the participants click here.
Mrs. Hennessy penned a reflective poem after the evening’s successful slam:
Ode On Our Poetry Slam
(or The Sappy Sonnet for the English Department)
Your preparation: in search of the spark
to light the way from pencil to paper,
Mix image and metaphor with teenage
Tenderness, lifting mood from moodiness.
Then, student voices sweep up cynical
adults, whose adolescent memories
choke in their throats. They, too, tremble with first
love, rage jealously, weep alone again.
Oh! What wondrous expectations exist
In each sound and syllable, word and phrase
From teacher to student, poet to poem.