The student news site of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa, CA

The Pearl Post

As the Classic Slam draws near, Get Lit poets prepare

Daniela Guzman

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






 

Daniela Guzman
Poets Amanda Jimenez, Ruby Rodriquez and Angel Rivera practice their group poem in english teacher’s Ron Baer’s room.

Junior David Palacios is confident the Get Lit team is prepared for the Classic Slam poetry competition that begins on April 20.

“Our strength is that our team has experience, whether it be just writing poetry for fun or being part of Get Lit before,” Palacios said.

The team, consisting of seniors Katie Lashley and Ruby Rodriguez, juniors Jade Ajileye, Angel Rivera and Palacios and sophomores Amanda Jimenez and Emely Felix meet in sponsor Ron Baer’s room during lunch every Monday and Wednesday.

“We work on getting ready for the competition by revising our poems and perform them out loud to receive constructive criticism,” Ajileye said.

Compared to last year, the team began practicing much earlier and Baer is excited the extra practice will get them further in the competition.

“We’ve never gotten past the quarterfinals and I really want to this year,” Baer said. “I truly believe we have the team that will accomplish that.

The quarter- and semi-finals will be held on April 20 and 21 at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Finals will be on April 23 at the Orpheum.

Print Friendly

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • As the Classic Slam draws near, Get Lit poets prepare

    Multi-Media

    Interact Club receives donation from Rotary Club

  • As the Classic Slam draws near, Get Lit poets prepare

    Features

    6 things we loved at the Festival of Books

  • As the Classic Slam draws near, Get Lit poets prepare

    Features

    Sleepless in Seattle

  • As the Classic Slam draws near, Get Lit poets prepare

    Opinion

    Editorial: Drugs on campus cause disruption in learning environment

  • As the Classic Slam draws near, Get Lit poets prepare

    News

    Pixar exhibit opens its doors to the world of animation

  • As the Classic Slam draws near, Get Lit poets prepare

    Quizzes

    Pick a subject and we’ll tell you what show you should binge watch

  • As the Classic Slam draws near, Get Lit poets prepare

    Entertainment

    13 reasons to watch new Netflix show

  • As the Classic Slam draws near, Get Lit poets prepare

    Features

    New Debate Club teaches argumentative skills

  • As the Classic Slam draws near, Get Lit poets prepare

    Showcase

    Baseball works for championships

  • As the Classic Slam draws near, Get Lit poets prepare

    Showcase

    Softball hopes for better season

The student news site of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa, CA
As the Classic Slam draws near, Get Lit poets prepare