GLA's First Annual Poetry Slam!

Our cafenasium was filled wall-to-wall with parents, family, and friends as Great Lakes Academy scholars prepared to go head to head in a competition for the title of GLA Poetry Slam Champion!

First graders Matthew R. and TaJaynae G. compete to represent DePaul!

First graders Matthew R. and TaJaynae G. compete to represent DePaul!

Scholars had been practicing their poems for weeks in preparation for the big day. GLA joyfully welcomed seniors from Urban Prep Academy as guest judges and performers.

We were blown away by the hard work our scholars put into this competition. Scholars were scored for accuracy, volume, fluency and expression and were given a total score out of 20 possible points. Check out some pictures from the 2016 Poetry Slam below and mark your calendars for next March as we hope to make this an annual event!