2016 Slam Winners


FHS SLAM VIDEO 2016– Great Performances! Watch them now!

FHS Slam Results: 23 talented poets who all won our hearts (24 if you count Archie which you probably shouldn’t because Lily actually wrote Archie’s poem) 1st Place- Lily Lamadrid (11th grade); 2nd Place- Django Jacobsen-Fein (9th grade); 3rd Place- Allia Service (10th grade) See also  Franklin PTSA Facebook page .  The night celebrated the sweetness, beauty, intelligence, grace, humility, & humor of our Franklin students. Best. Slam. Ever.  More than one poet got 10’s! But the point is not the points- the point is the poetry: dog poems and ballads, crazy poems and refugee poems, goodbye poems and sister poems, punning poems and city poems, why poems and breath and sigh poems, tributes and odes, exultation and elocution. An audience of over 200 families and friends packed into the FHS Library, including over 25 supportive staff.   Please join us at Verselandia April 18 7pm at the Newmark Theatre to cheer on our Franklin poets. Tickets on sale NOW. $10.  Thanks to  Slam Committee members –Pam Garrett, Dana Vinger, Amber McGill, Jesse Gardner, Mercedes Munoz, Elizabeth Kirsch, Desmond Spann for their help.   Additional thanks to Rebecca and Marjie,  Destiny from SUN School,  the FHS PTSA funders, Steve O’Neill and this Culinary Arts students, Josh Forsythe and his crew, MC’s Tess Carges and Isabel Leonard, musicians Nika Vredevoogd and Eli Hiton, Math Guys–Trevor Butenhoff and Kieran Andrews, and our custodial staff. Special thanks to  coaches Ellie Gentry & Janet Webster, and especially judges Dana Miller, Chris Frazier, Leanne Grabel, John Slaughter, and Bettina de leon Barrera and all the teachers & parents that encouraged, taught these students to use their words.

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