Friday, January 16, 2015

Oh the Places You'll Go…America SCORES Seattle in NYC!

We hope all enjoyed their Winter break and time spent with family in friends! 

Now it’s 2015 and things are already rolling right along for Poet-Athletes.

My name is Carina and I am the newest member of the America SCORES Seattle team and could not be more thrilled! With a background in anthropology, I have enjoyed working with the youth in Seattle Public Schools for almost a decade, and now, look forward to taking that work one step further with America SCORES! I love reading, good food, friends, and time spent outdoors! I could not be more excited for everything that is going on here at SCORES and look forward to all we will accomplish in the new year!  

Over the last two weeks, Coach Sarah and I have had the privilege of hearing some amazing poetry! Every year, each America SCORES around the country has the opportunity to send two students, one boy and one girl, to the Big Apple! Once here, these students compete in a national level poetry slam and we know, that’s a lot of pressure! After spending hours preparing, our students had the opportunity to audition on video for our judges. What we all learned? There are a lot of awesome Poet-Athletes in Seattle and even for our judges, this was an incredibly challenging decision to make.  

We are so proud of our students who competed on the state level over the last couple of weeks and know that they worked incredibly hard to get as far as they did! We here at America SCORES know that it takes tremendous courage to share such creative, special and unique stories with us and our judges through your poetry!

Check in next week to see all of our America SCORES Seattle national candidates and find out who will be competing in New York this year!!!


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