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Poetry Jam

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Poetry Jam is a program coordinated between Hillsborough County Public Schools Library Media Services and Arts in Education departments and supported by the Hillsborough Education Foundation. At each participating high school, a local poet works with the library media specialist to host a poetry writing and performance workshop followed by a Poetry Jam competition where students performed their own work. Each high school’s Poetry Jam winner represents their school at the district Poetry Jam, held each January at the Robert W. Saunders, Jr. Public Library.

The 2018 District’s High School Poetry Jam winners were:

1st Place - Kye Gingras, Lennard High School
2nd Place - Joel Phanord, Middleton High School
3rd Place (tie) - Jordyn Dees, Steinbrenner High School and Ben Doan, Durant High School
Students’ Choice Award (tie) - Angela Cao, Plant City High School and Bryce Buckland, Robinson High School

For additional information on your high school’s participation and site Poetry Jam, please contact your school library media specialists.

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