Spoken Word Inspires Students 



This year’s Spoken Word Performances were, yet again, a huge success. The spoken word performances are done by students in Creative Writing. All students in Creative Writing complete one piece to perform in class; the best from each class are chosen to then perform to an audience of between 300 and 400 in the auditorium. For most kids, this is by far the largest audience they’ve ever spoken in front of.


Performers are Juniors and Seniors. Performances took place both last week and this week in the HS auditorium. Sixty students performed between Mark Burns and Josh McKimmy’s Creative Writing students. The topics were varied, but all students wrote about their own lives; by doing so, they hit on topics universal to the age group of the audience. Each of these students wrote a 2-4 minute long poem, memorized it, got it performance-ready, and performed it well.


It was incredibly impressive work and fantastic writing. Student performers captivated a full auditorium for six periods. The student body looks forward to watching and participating in this event every year.


Great job, teachers Josh McKimmy and Mark Burns, for inspiring students to share their stories and their gift!

Posted by WVSD On 01 June, 2017 at 12:50 PM