Poet Javon Mays, left, with the top poets after the 2017 LPS Poetry Slam. Courtesy of LPS
Sponsored by LPS Wellness and the Littleton Public Schools Foundation, students from all four district high schools recently took to the stage for the seventh annual LPS Poetry Slam.
Each year, LPS high school students are given the opportunity to participate in this unique contest, as well as to partake in workshops and learn directly from slam-poetry expert Javon Mays, the former poet laureate of Aurora, a National Poetry Slam champion and TED speaker.
Designed to give high school students a safe and fun environment to talk about their thoughts and emotions, slam poetry focuses on oral interpretation and self-expression. It also requires audience participation.
A lively evening filled with thought-provoking performances, the 2017 Poetry Slam was a huge success. Congratulations to all participants and to this year’s top six:
The LPS Poetry Slam is also made possible through the support of the English departments at each of the district high schools.
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