Monday, April 20, 2009

Chicago students to attend America SCORES National Poetry Slam!

OSCARTwo fifth grade CPS students head to New York to represent Chicago at the America SCORES National Poetry Slam!

Oscar and Carla were chosen from over three hundred CPS students who participate in the America SCORES after school program in Chicago.  The two will join twenty five America SCORES poet athletes from around the country to perform original poetry at the Third Annual National Poetry Slam on April 20. 

Oscar Vargas: Future professional soccer player and current 5th grade poet athlete at Washington Irving Elementary School.  Oscar plays the guitar and his favorite school subject is science.  He loves poetry because it is exercise for his brain.   Click here to read Oscar's award winning poetry.


Carla MurilloCARLA:  Future Lawyer and current 5th grade poet athlete at Castellanos Elementary School.  Carla sings and enjoys the poetry of Langston Hughes.  Winters in Chicago are her favorite time of year.  Click here to read Carla's award winning poetry.

Want to watch Carla ring the Closing Bell at the NYSE?  Click here to get in on the excitement!

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