Poetry Slam

Kayla Smith

The Poetry Slam allows the students at Highland High School to express themselves in front of an audience. The Poetry Slam takes place once a year every school year and any student is welcome to participate. I enjoy hearing poems from the students because it allows you to see a side they never show. One student in particular stood out a lot to me, her name is Bianca Rios. The name of her poem was “Dad”. It is her last year of highschool and she said, “I wanted to do something I never did before”. At first, she admitted to being a little nervous because she doesn’t know many people so she didn’t know what to expect. Bianca felt good afterwards because she was able to express her feelings in a way she had never been able to do before. “I would be opened to do another one for better experience”. -Bianca Rios