ONW students perform at poetry slam, are featured by KCPT

Click to see the full story at KCPT.
Click to see the full story at KCPT.

On Saturday, October 9th Lily Hooks, Teren Holiday and Victoria Kepner attended an event hosted by our local PBS station at the Kansas City Public Library. These students were able to view the first 30 minutes of the “Hamilton’s America” documentary that will be airing on PBS later this month as well as participate in a youth poetry slam.

They prepared original spoken word pieces that were rooted in issues of heritage, race, gender, sexuality and discrimination. PBS filmed these performances and has written a story that celebrates the passion that these students share for the arts and social justice.

The link includes the story that PBS wrote as well as four performances by our students that were filmed. linspired-local-teens-rap-battle-hamiltons-america/  (Also watch below.)

We are thrilled that our students have gotten the chance to have their voices heard in such a meaningful way.

Joshua L. Trevino
English Instructor / Sophomore Class Sponsor / LTAB Coach

See the videos below for the performances by Lily, Teren, and Victoria – as well as a piece from last spring about our Louder Than a Bomb club by e-Communication’s Raven Daily.



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