7th Annual LPS Poetry Slam Promotes Wellness and Creativity

Sponsored by LPS Wellness and the Littleton Public Schools Foundation, students from all four district high schools recently took to the stage for the 7th Annual LPS Poetry Slam. Each year, LPS high school students are given the opportunity to participate in this unique contest, as well as to partake in workshops and learn directly from slam poetry expert Javon Mays. Mays is the former Poet Laureate of Aurora, a National Poetry Slam Champion and TED speaker.

Designed to give high school students a safe and fun environment to talk about their thoughts and emotions, slam poetry focuses on oral interpretation and self -expression—it also requires audience participation. A lively evening filled with thought-provoking performances, the 2017 Poetry Slam was a huge success. Congratulations to all participants, and to this year’s top six:

  • 1st Place: Kate Scalet – HHS
  • 2nd Place: David Funk – OHS
  • 3rd Place: Ethan McShane – AHS
  • 4th Place: Caroline Riley – AHS
  • 5th Place: Darien Rhoads – AHS
  • 6th Place: Julia Margason and Kaitlynn Pfannschmidt – AHS

The LPS Poetry Slam is also made possible through the support of the English departments at each of the district high schools.


Featured Image: Javon Mays (left) with the top poets after the 2017 LPS Poetry Slam.