On May 17, the Foundation held its second poetry slam for teens.
Eight teens took part. It was won by Julia Alexander of Somers High School, and Tolland High School senior Ariel Nadeau came in second. Kaitie Dilan, a THS freshman, took third place.
Here are the eight poets who took part.
Third-place finisher Kaitie Dilan, winner Julia Alexander and second-place winner Ariel Nadeau.
James MacArthur, a Tolland High School English teacher, was the host of the slam.
Poet Kate-Lynn Walsh returned for second slam.
Poet Sean Mathieu
Poet Jordan Becchetti
Poet Kaitie Dilan performs her poem.
Here’s our youngest poet, Patrick Reilly.
Here’s another poet, Tuesday Boutin
Second-place finisher Ariel Nadeau performs her poem
Here’s the winner, Julia Alexander, a senior at Somers High School, performing her poem.
Larry Gag, a Tolland High School technology teacher who is in a band, performed some of his song lyrics at the slam.