Congratulations to the students and coaches of St. Anne Academic Center in Calgary, for winning the 2nd annual Can You Hear Me Now? poetry slam!
In the finals they competed against Father Lacombe High School (Calgary), Bellerose Composite High School (St. Albert), Centennial High School (Calgary), and Lord Beaverbrook High School (Calgary) to emerge victorious. As provincial champions, St. Anne won a $250 prize donated by ATB Financial.
Congratulations, also, to the following students and teams who won $50 prizes donated by ATB Financial:
Poets’ Choice Award: Bethel Afework (Father Lacombe High School)
The Poets’ Choice Award winner was decided by poets who voted for the person they felt gave the best performances of the best poems during this year’s competition.
Best Solo Performance: Emma Williamson (St. Anne Academic Center)
The Best Solo Performance nominees were determined by looking at the solo performances that earned the highest scores from judges in each bout, and the winner was determined by coaches discussing and reaching consensus about the overall best performance.
Best Group Performance: Bishop Grandin High School
The Best Group Performance nominees were determined by looking at the group performances that earned the highest scores from judges in each bout, and the winner was determined by coaches discussing and reaching consensus about the overall best performance.
Spirit of the Slam Award: Chevy O’Dell (Lord Beaverbrook High School)
The Spirit of the Slam Award was voted on by coaches and awarded to the student who earned the most votes for demonstrating the best support for, encouragement of, and attitude towards fellow poets during the slam.
Design Award: Clarissa Noel (Lord Beaverbrook High School)
The Design Award was given to the best poster and logo design entered in the Design Competition.
Thank you to all the poets, teachers, coaches, spectators, judges, emcees, and volunteers who made this year’s Can You Hear Me Now? poetry slam the best yet!
We hope to see you all back again next year!