I was there fourth period too! I loved all the poetry that everyone read today. All the readers were very composed and looked completely comfortable up on stage. I really liked the poems Patrick Haugh read. All of the words fit together really well and it flowed so well too. Sam Corzine hadsome pretty great imagery in the piece that he read. Great job to everyone who read!
I agree. Both Patrick and Sam had some great lines that I wrote down. I thought all the students 4th hour did an amazing job. The student presenters continually surprise me with the depth of their writing and understanding.
Graham's piece was awesome! I thought Nicole did an amazing job, too. I'm glad that along with recognizing the amazing musical talent, you were able to take away an important message in the piece. Good stuff 6th hour today.
During 4th period we saw the selection of students give their presentations. The one that stood out to me as my favorite, and based on responses was favorite to others as well, was the story by Connor Pozzi. It was about a person with a severe addiction to Arby's and their mental recovery that came through drinking bleach. The poems that were read by Isaiah and Patrick and other essays were good, but didn't stand out on the level of comedy that Connor's did. All were great performances and I can't wait for tomorrow's set of students.
I about lost it when he pulled out the Arby's sandwich. Very good performance. Writers Week always has great surprises!
Today I had the privilege of seeing students perform during 4th, 5th, and 6th periods as well as the performance poet Buddy Wakefield during 8th. I was blown away by the talent of my fellow students and enjoyed Mr. Wakefield's unique style of poetry reading and just general sharing of thoughts and values. The day as a whole was defiantly humbling and eye-opening. I am looking forward to the rest of the week.
I saw Buddy too, and man, is he one amazing dude. Putting his incredible talents aside, he really put a lot of thought into answering questions and explaining his ideas to students. I always appreciate Buddy's candor and sincerity when he comes to Fremd. I'm glad you got to see him.
Today I got the chance to see students perform during sixth period. It was very nice to see students show off their talents, whether it is comedy speeches or musical performances. My favorite performance during the hour would be Nicole Ricken's musical act. It was very touching to hear her journey in helping children battling with cancer. Listening to Nicole's story and her song showed me how important it is to help others. I also enjoyed the other musical performances that I saw today. It was nice to see that some of the songs written by the students were based personal experiences. Phenomenal job to the students who performed today!!!