LTAB Finals

Hannah Wilson, Editor-in-Chief

The Louder Than a Bomb poetry team performed at finals and took third place along with the Chuck D. Lyrical Activist Award. The team piece told the story of Lakeview teacher, Dayna Castle.

“It was awesome, they did a really good job,” English teacher and sponsor Jenna Mikuls said. “They got first place in their bouts. They worked really hard.”

The team started preparing for this moment back in September, hoping to have come as far as they did.

“They go and read poetry and we talk about it, discuss it, and then kind of start fine tuning it for a performance aspect,” Mikuls said. “They got first place in their bouts, and It was awesome they worked really hard.”

To see these poets come so far is astounding and beyond words for a few of the teachers who sponsor the members on this team.

“They are really talented writers and performers, because it’s not just writing, you have to kind of be good at both, so we have some really talented students,” Mikuls said.

The LTAB Chuck D. Lyrical Activist Award is given to a youth poet or a team piece which has made the biggest impact throughout the contest with a poem or poems.

“They won last year as well. So it was the best team piece. They are gonna get to read their team piece at this conference about violence against women,” English teacher Jason Carney said.

Sponsor and English teacher Veronica Ramos is looking forward to next year’s journey with LTAB.

“I look forward to the kids having more leadership roles in LTAB,” Ramos said.