• SLPS student ‘SCORES’ with poetry

    By American staff | Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 9:05 am

    Avante Morgan  

    Avante Morgan, a sixth grade student at Walbridge Elementary School, with representatives from St. Louis Public Schools and America SCORES.


    Avante Morgan, a sixth grade student at Walbridge Elementary School in the St. Louis Public School District, has been selected to represent St. Louis at the America SCORES National Poetry SLAM! He will receive an all-expense paid trip toNew York City.

    Kathleen Hudson, associate director for America SCORES-St. Louis, surprised Avante withthe news during a special all-school assembly at Walbridge. 

    The 7thAnnual National Poetry SLAM! will be held at the New York Stock Exchange on April 8 and celebrate the achievements of 28 poet-athletes from across the country. As part of his experience, Avante will perform his original poem for invited guests at the Stock Exchange before enjoying a reception on the Trading Floor. In addition, he will tour the city.

    America SCORES-St. Louis inspires urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world. SLPS has five schools proudly partnered with America SCORES-St. Louis which offers innovative afterschool and summer programming that combines soccer, poetry, and service-learning every day for over 24 weeks each year. 

    For more information regarding America SCORES-St. Louis, call (314) 533-0302.


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