2013 Poetry Slam for teens

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.

Here are the eight poets who took part.

 

Third-place finisher Kaitie Dilan, winner Julia Alexander and second-place winner Ariel Nadeau.

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.

James MacArthur, a Tolland High School English teacher, was the host of the slam.

 

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Poet Kate-Lynn Walsh returned for second slam.

Poet Kate-Lynn Walsh returned for second slam.

 

Poet Sean Mathieu

Poet Sean Mathieu

 

Poet Jordan Becchetti

Poet Jordan Becchetti

 

Poet Kaitie Dilan performs her poem.

Poet Kaitie Dilan performs her poem.

 

 

Here's our youngest poet, Patrick Reilly.

Here’s our youngest poet, Patrick Reilly.

Here's another poet, Tuesday Boutin

Here’s another poet, Tuesday Boutin

 

Second-place finisher Ariel Nadeau performs her poem

Second-place finisher Ariel Nadeau performs her poem

Here's the winner, Julia Alexander, a senior at Somers High School, performing 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.

Larry Gag, a Tolland High School technology teacher who is in a band, performed some of his song lyrics at the slam.