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Seven Hills Students Named Finalists in Youth Poetry Slam Contest

Seven Hills junior Holly O’Neal performs in trailer for poetry event.

The Seven Hills School was named finalists for team and individual categories in the famed youth poetry competition “Louder Than a Bomb Cincinnati.” Seven Hills junior Sophia Pardo, and seniors Mitchell Polonsky andJoanne Li, were named individual finalists. Nine Seven Hills students will participate in the “Louder than a Bomb (LTAB)” poetry slam finals on April 18 at the Harriet Tubman Theater in the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. 

“The Seven Hills Louder than a Bomb team has been writing, memorizing, and performing their poems at venues throughout Cincinnati since September,” said Seven Hills Upper School English teacher and LTAB coach Erich Schweikher. “This is a wonderfully talented and diverse group of poets.”

Seven Hills students, some of whom were featured in a recent Cincinnati Edition WVXU Public Radio broadcast, were also invited to perform their group work at the “Art & Poetry at Findlay Market” event on April 12. 

Click here to listen to the broadcast, which includes interviews with Seven Hills’ Pardo and Polonsky