English class practices poetry with a slam

In Ms. Davidson’s English II class they are doing poetry slams where they are in groups and they wrote three minutes worth of poems. Some of the poems are more serious like the one about drugs and alcohol abuse and other one that isn’t so serious about basketball.

The first group to go for their poetry slam was Devin Wanamaker ’20, Chance Amundson ’20, Bret Cole’ 20 and Joseph Melcher ’20 and they were the ones with the basketball poem. They talked about how they had to go to weights this summer and put in a lot of work for the upcoming basketball season.

“Our group slam poem took about four hours to write and it was about how drug and alcohol abuse can affect the people that you love, this assignment made me realize that I love writing,” Casey Nimmich ’20 said.

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Lauren Patton ’20 Josephine Blatny ’20 and Darby Paulsen ’20 practicing their poem in the hall making sure that it meets the three minute mark and ready to present to the whole class. Photo By: Kenna Troxel

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Devin Wanamaker ’20, Chance Amundson ’20, Bret Cole’ 20 and Joseph Melcher ’20 at the front of the classroom preparing to read their poem to class by getting their papers in order and standing in the order that they read.                Photo by: Kenna Troxel