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Solome Nakimuli and Sarah Eustache of Cambridge Rindge and Latin celebrated after Eustache's performance in the preliminary round of the Louder Than a Bomb competition.
Maddie Payne from Cambridge Ringe and Latin performed. The poetry slam competition draws its name from a 1988 Public Enemy song.
Rebecca Blaustein of Newburyport High School performed in the preliminary round.
Sam Given, Becca Blaustein, Aisha Chodat, and Blake Quintal from Newburyport High School performed.
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Porsha Olayiwola, a Codman Academy team coach, worked with student Ogechi Okwologu before the competition.
Codman Academy student Shaheem Durham during practice. The concept behind the competition is that words can foster healing.
“Once you’re labeled as a poet,” said Codman Academy’s Shawntell Usher, “there’s pride in knowing that people know what your talent is.”
The Codman Academy poetry slam team at its rehearsal.
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