Spoken Word 2022
Spoken Word 2021
Combined Spoken Word Competition and Writing Contest
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Spoken Word 2019
This year’s Spoken Word Theme is “I Quit”. The inspiration for this theme is the spoken word piece from Prince Ea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FonBwwDBxN4&t=56s This theme was chosen to give students the freedom to speak about any topic that they choose. While the theme sounds negative as you watch the Prince Ea’s performance you will see how powerful and positive the message truly is.
Spoken Word 2019 Goggle Folder– Contains: Rubrics, Competition Information Sheet, Registration Form
Spoken Word 2018 Promotional Video– https://youtu.be/
Spoken Word 2018 “A Change is Going to Come” RESULTS
Free Form Spoken Word Category-
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Persuasive Spoken Word Category-
Spoken Word 2018- “A Change is Going to Come”
March 3rd 2018
Indianapolis Public Library- 40 E. St. Clair St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
For the past two years at our Spoken Word competition, we’ve been shedding light on issues and injustices that the students are
facing in their lives and what they see happening in our country and the world. This year
not only are going to shed light on these issues by speaking about changes they want to see
but the students are also going to focus on the positive changes they are going to make in
the world/in their communities/their lives or the positive changes they already see
happening around them and where they derive hope from?
Spoken Word 2018 Goggle Folder– Contains: Rubrics, Competition Information Sheets, Registration Form
Links for more information about our featured activities:
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SPOKEN WORD: “The Time Is Now #electtospeak”
March 11th 2017
Hana Samad- Cleveland Middle School
1st Place– Ayattalah Palmber, Paris Warsaw, Jordan Hill, LaTavia Rivers- IMSA North
2nd Place- Indigo Ballard, Tim Brown- HSA Toledo
Victoria Jackson, Kendra McVay-Howard- Michigan Math and Science Academy
Aaliyah Jones, Khalia Lucas- Michigan Math and Science Academy
The election of 2016 has been one of the most dividing and unprecedented election in the United States. When I started thinking about a topic I knew that by the time the Spoken Word competition rolled around something historic was going to have happened. Most of our students are not yet of voting age, but many of them will be effected by decisions made by our government. This is their time, their place, and their way of getting their voices heard. Students should use this competition to get across grievances, frustrations, and change they want to see within our world and within our government.
Persuasive Speech Topics Document: spoken-word-persuasive-speech-topics-17
SPOKEN WORD: “LIGHT THE STAGE-SPARK A REVOLUTION”
MARCH 19th 2016
Revolution has been central in creating the modern world as we know it. The word itself refers to radical, transformative change and has many generic descriptions. As a historical process, “revolution” refers to a movement, often violent, to overthrow an old regime and effect complete change in the fundamental institutions of society. On the other hand a revolution can also be a personal transformation period in ones life. This year’s Spoken Word Theme will examine revolutions that have happened in the world’s past, currently happening in our world, or a revolutionary event in the student’s lives.
“If you want to rebel, rebel from inside the system. That’s much more powerful than rebelling outside the system.”
― Marie Lu
“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
“The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!”
― Albert Einstein
“Social revolutions and group revolutions are good, and we need that, but we also need personal revolution – revolution within ourselves that change who we are as people.”
“Revolutions are the periods of history when individuals count most.”
Persuasive Speech Topics Document: Spoken Word- Persuasive Speech Topics