On April 31, 2015 Loy Norrix had a poetry slam hosted by English teacher Ms. Johnson NHS student Samantha Brown. Five students performed their piece in front of friends and family. Three students placed first, second and third at the end of the show. Senior Daniel Coffee took first place at the end of the night.
“In all honestly, I’m surprised because I messed up a few times, but I guess they didn’t realize it,” Coffee said.
Coffee has been writing poetry and songwriting since he was ten years old. This was his first performance in front of judges.
Sophomore Khaleel Cook took second place in this competition with an intense performance. He has been writing poetry and songwriting since the seventh grade.
“I feel good that I actually did it,” Cook said.
Freshman Emily Wigler won third place. She has been writing poetry since she was in the seventh grade. She plans to continue writing poetry as a side hobby when she’s older.
“I feel good about my performance tonight,” Wigler said.