Poetry Out Loud – Hoboken HS

2/7/2008:

Tonight at 7:30pm,12 students from Hoboken High School advance to a final spoken word tournament presentation in the High School auditorium at 7:30. Winners of this event will advance to the State Competition. The National Competition is in Washington, DC in April. The National Champion will receive $20,000. Additional scholarships and prizes will also be awarded at that time.

Celebrate Poetry with Poetry Out Loud!

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Hoboken High School is delighted to be participating in Poetry Out Loud, a nationwide poetry competition. The focus of the competition is on memorization and performance, inspired by the recent resurgence of poetry as an oral art form. English teachers have partnered with the library to introduce the program to students.
The first step involves classroom competitions, followed by a schoolwide competition. The schoolwide winner will compete at the state level and the state winner will go on to compete for the national championship. Good luck to all our students!

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6 Comments on "Poetry Out Loud – Hoboken HS"

justaview
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justaview

Sorry Matt but this morning I made a comment about Eli Manning making a donation to the fire victims and bam I’m an idiot, dumbfk, stupid, illiterate, douche to name just a few of the names I was called by the intelligent people on this board. They know who they are, the ones who think they know it all! So if my comment was stupid I apologize to you and any one else I may have offended but these few Jerks can kiss my ass. My beef is that their always first to get on board when it’s time to talk Hoboken down and when a little positive story comes around nothing at all! Peace! 😉

phishphan
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Ordinarily I wouldnt respond to comments such as yours, but I’m particularly bored and unmotivated by work today so I’m game. Your equating apathy with disrespect. To be entirely honest, I couldnt give a sh$t about a poetry recitation contest at Hoboken High School, nor the high school I graduated from, mostly b/c its lame. I try to catch Hoboken football games, they have some real talent. But reciting poetry, dude your killing me. Good luck to them and I’m hopeful they do well, but I have 0 interest in poetry recitation. With regard to “us”(you) looking down on those who grew up here or that are different b/c of race, or socio-economic status, absent any specific instance you can refer to, you are probably referring to what you perceive as a general sentiment. The town, from what I can tell, has become transient- few people will make this their final stop in life, they’ll live here for a few years, get married, and move away, few of the current residents will stay for any extended period of time, for many different reasons. So I guess what you are percieving is a sense of a lack of community, and I cant disagree with you. There are those who were born and raised, and those who are stopping by. That division isnt necessarily hostile, nor should it be a source of tension between the groups. I’ve been here 5 years, I dont look down on anyone, nor have I witnessed anyone… Read more »
matt_72
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[quote comment=”67025″]Here’s a little something positive about Hoboken High School and not one comment was posted because 90% of you couldn’t give a rat’s ass about Hoboken it’s all about you! The person upstairs is to noisy, someone’s using a different detergent then me in the washer, a dog shit on the sidewalk, he gets to park there and I can’t find parking, STOP all your bitching and try to say something good for the city you have chosen to live in. Believe me nobody asked you to move to our GREAT City but like babies to candy you keep coming and disrespecting the people who grew up here, made their lives here and now are being driven out by the likes of you. Show some respect for others! Who cares if your skin is different or you have a higher education then the next person waiting for the bus we all live in the same town and I can tell you in my 40+ years here it is more divided now than it ever was Like I said before a bunch of snobs looking down your noses at anyone who is different than you. With that being said GOOD LUCK HOBOKEN HIGH![/quote] It is a competition that it sounds like every high school in the state takes part in. Participation is nice, but does it merit praise? Uh……maybe we should praise the city workers for showing up for work next? Good luck to the kids – and when you… Read more »
justaview
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justaview

You got it estevens 😉

estevens
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Perhaps viewers are reserving commentary until there is something of substance to praise the students about. For now, it’s just a cute story about an in-school competition. Let’s see how they do at the state and national level before we break out the champagne.

And with that…good luck, kids!

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