The Slammin’ Rhymes Challenge VI provided an opportunity for teen poets to show off their talents. Presented as part of Fall Festival, The African American History Committee of the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library sponsors this event for Marion County students in grades 9-12.
The top 10 student poets were invited to perform their winning entries on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Central Library, Clowes Auditorium. Each work was judged for its originality, quality of writing, theme development and they each had to be clean, absolutely no profanity was allowed. Prizes included participation gift cards and certificates.
The challenge this year was to write with the inspiring thoughts of:
“PUSHing Towards Success” (Breaking Chains with Change)
You can click on the picture above to slightly enlarge it. The top ten students and the schools that they represented- In no particular order:
Chanteil Thomas Carr Howe Community High School
Alexis Arsenal Technical High School
Jakob Arsenal Technical High School
Robert Arsenal Technical High School
Shilia Arsenal Technical High School
Lexi Christel House Academy
Kadiesha Lawrence North High School
Patrick Thomas Carr Howe Community High School
Melanic Lawrence North High School
Daiyawn Arsenal Technical High School
Congratulations to all!