Slam poetry competes at semifinals

Delaney Garrelts, Reporter

The Slam Poetry club wrote, edited, revised, and practiced their performances all year. All that work qualified them for the semifinals of Louder Than A Bomb in their first year of competition.

They competed at the semifinals, on March 7, but did not qualify for finals.

Cooper Dammrich, junior, Kali Ray, sophomore, Breeaunna Dowdy, sophomore, Logan Stelting, senior,       Andreas Salinas, senior, and Breanna Salmonson, junior, are the members of Slam Poetry.

At the competition, there were three individual performances, followed by one group performance from each school. At the end of all of those, the fifth performance was the final slam.

After they finished performing, the judges took scores from all five performances from each school and averaged them. Although Olathe South didn’t make it to the next round, it was close.

Kali Ray, sophomore in Slam Poetry, said “[semifinals] were super fun,” and even though they’re not advancing to the next round “it was awesome to get to go.”