Fifth-Graders Present Poetic Works

The gym at St. James Elementary was transformed into a dimly lit café, featuring tables and couches and illuminated only by tiny lights and luminaries. With the stage set, fifth-graders delivered their original works of poetry during the annual Poetry Café on March 3.

In an open-mic style format, fifth-graders took to the stage to present their poems to an audience of family and friends. Each performance was met with thunderous round of snaps. The Poetry Café gave students a chance to not only show off their writing skills, but also their public speaking and presentation skills.