Poetry Jam is a program coordinated between Hillsborough County Public Schools and the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. At each participating high school, a local poet works with the library media specialist to host a poetry writing and performance workshop followed by a Poetry Jam competition where students performed their own work. Each high school’s Poetry Jam winner represents their school at the district Poetry Jam, held each January at the Robert W. Saunders, Jr. Public Library.
The 2017 District’s High School Poetry Jam winners were:
1st Place – Bryce Allen, Wharton High School
2nd Place – Makaella Stewart, Blake High School
3rd Place (tie)– Jordan Theocharakis, Durant High School and
Isabella Cruz-O'Grady, Steinbrenner High School
Students’ Choice Award – Noah King, King High School
The 2018 district High School Poetry Jam will take place on January 24, 2008. For additional information on your high school’s participation and site Poetry Jam, please contact your school library media specialists.