Lasallian Volunteers 2006-2007

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

"Louder Than A Bomb"

Chicago - Five student lyricists from the San Miguel Schools Chicago - Gary Comer Campus recently took part in the Young Chicago Authors "Louder Than A Bomb" Teen Poetry Festival and Slam Competition. This is the 3rd year that San Miguel has sent a team to participate. Each student worked for weeks with mentors Kathy Donohue and Jolleen Wagner to create an individual piece; and as a team the students crafted a group piece.

The group piece, titled "Lessons Learned," was spearheaded by 8th grader Shantell Hill. The content reflects the students' feelings regarding the current government of the United States and it's pitfalls as seen from the eyes of these 7th and 8th grade students. This piece won the group poem round in the teams Friday bout. The team participated in two couts consisting of 5 rounds each that were held at Colombia College. The team placed 3rd on Thursday, March 1 and 2nd on Friday, March 2nd.

The San Miguel Slammers
Shantell Hill performing "Nothing New"
Wesley Brown performing "Family Affair"
Cantrell, Dominique, Wesley, and Shantell waiting on stage for the announcement of the results.
Shantell throwing up 2 for Second Place with Tiara as they pose for the camera.


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