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Addison Trail hosts Poetry Slam

Left: Pictured are the Addison Trail students who won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place during the school's Poetry Slam on Dec. 7. They are (from left) junior Isea Cabrera, senior Thannia Arteaga and freshman Isabel Aramburu. They each received a gift certificate for their efforts, and Cabrera also was given the trophy he's holding. Right: English teacher and Writing Center aide Claire Shoup (front row, left) and Writing Center aide Leslie Akacich (front row, right) served as judges for the Poetry Slam. Pictured in the back row (from left) are the winners of that event, freshman Isabel Aramburu, junior Isea Cabrera, freshman Julian Hernandez and senior Thannia Arteaga. Not pictured is sophomore Britney Galeana.

On Dec. 7, Addison Trail hosted its annual Poetry Slam.

Students who participated shared their original works in the first two rounds of competition and then competed in a lightning round, where they had five minutes to write a poem based on a provided topic.

English teacher and Writing Center aide Claire Shoup and Writing Center aide Leslie Akacich served as judges for the event.

Winners of the Poetry Slam are listed below. The top three finishers received gift certificates to local restaurants, and the champion was given a trophy as well.

1st place: Junior Isea Cabrera

2nd place: Senior Thannia Arteaga

3rd place: Freshman Isabel Aramburu

4th place: Freshman Julian Hernandez

5th place: Sophomore Britney Galeana

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213 N. Lombard Road Addison, IL 60101
Phone: 630-628-3300 Fax: 630-628-0177
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