Students recite original and famous works at the Zombie Open Mic Poetry Slam
October 31, 2016
A student’s original poem honoring relatives who have passed away won top honors at the second annual Zombie Open Mic Poetry Slam on October 27. Olivia San-Emeterio read “I Hate October” aloud to a crowd of more than 30 student participants.
“I was expressing myself. I felt like this was a way to explain how I felt in life,” San-Emeterio said.
Her words touched the judges, too. English teacher Erica Martinucci and Science teacher Deochand Deodharrie thought San-Emeterio’s poem was outstanding.
“She read it with so much passion that I got chills. She blew me away,” Martinucci said.
Eighth-grader Rohan Singit also received honors for his recitation of “Day of The Dead”. Students recited either famous or original words. Some read aloud in Spanish as a way to earn extra credit in their foreign language class.
Media Center expert Lisa Thomas started the Poetry Slam two years ago. This year, English teacher Kelly Murphy helped out. Thomas and Murphy are thinking about expanding the slam to other holidays, as well.