Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Congratulations to WORD UP! 2011 Winners

WORD UP! 2011, a poetry slam composed of high school students in Jefferson County, was a wonderful event. This year's contestants drew inspiration from the poem “Daybreak in Alabama” by Langston Hughes.

The winners of WORD UP! 2011 are:

1st place: Derrick Spencer - Ramsay
2nd place: Illyshia Parker - Woodlawn
3rd place: Tamunotonte Korubo - Shades Valley

Other competing poets performing at WORD UP! 2011:
Audrey Powell - Jackson-Olin
Joy Walls - Shades Valley
Sharay Brooks - Woodlawn
Seneithia Parker - Parker
Darius Dubose - Huffman
Taylor Duncan - Tarrant
Yoseline Martinez - Tarrant
Joshua Everett - Leeds
Jessica Lockett - Ramsay
Eric Marable - Pinson Valley
Maria Tinker - Huffman
Paige Reynolds - Homewood
Randi Smith - Oak Grove
Aaliyah Smith - Clay-Chalkville

To view individual performances click on the names above. The poetry slam in it's entirety can be seen in two parts: Part 1 & Part 2.

Congratulations to all the young poets who took part in WORD UP! 2011.

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