Poetry Jam is a program coordinated between Hillsborough County Public Schools Library Media Services and Arts in Education departments and supported by the Hillsborough Education Foundation. 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.
Congratulations to our 2023 District HS Poetry Jam winners!1st Place: Maya Farooq, Steinbrenner HS2nd Place (Tie): Jamie Lu, Strawberry Crest HS2nd Place (Tie): Jayden Caceres, Armwood HS3rd Place: Uchechi Ibewuike, Tampa Bay TechStudents' Choice Award: Amelie Hockaday, Hillsborough Virtual School
For additional information on your high school’s participation and site Poetry Jam, please contact your school library media specialists.