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SlamHawks Victorious at Second Bout

Slam poetry team wins second competition

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The SlamHawks after the bout

The SlamHawks after the bout

Photo by Maddie Mollner

Photo by Maddie Mollner

The SlamHawks after the bout

Hope Stratman, Features Editor

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Apr. 5, 2018 — Skutt Catholic’s slam poetry team engaged in their second competition (also called a ‘bout’ in the slam poetry world) of their season last night at 7:30 in UNO’s Thompson Alumni Center. These SlamHawks ended up taking first among three competing teams.

The bout, which began at 7:30 p.m., consisted of teams from Skutt Catholic, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson, and Gering High Schools.

The competition took place in five rounds. In each of the first four rounds, each team sent up one individual poet to perform their poem. For the fifth round, the three teams each performed one group piece, a poem performed by three to four members of the team. At the end of each performance, five judges gave their scores out of 10.

Interestingly, the team from Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson only consisted of one person, who performed different poems in each of the first four rounds and joined with school alumni to perform in the fifth round. Unfortunately, this was against Slam Poetry protocol, so the team was disqualified.

After Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson was disqualified, the Skutt Catholic SlamHawks ended up winning the bout by earning a higher composite score than Gering. Because of their high scoring in their first two bouts, they will be moving on to semifinals on April 17.

Hope Stratman - Features Editor

Hope became a member of The Flightline in August of 2016. She is a senior this year involved in activities including Speech and FBLA. Outside of school, she enjoys lists, photography, and naming inanimate objects. You can email her at [email protected]

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