Poetry Slam 2018


Kayleigh Harrill, Staff Writer

Each year, Gaffney High Schools Literary Magazine, The Pinnacle, hosts a Poetry Slam, where students in every English class submit their best poem. The ones who are selected read their poem aloud in the auditorium; each English class comes during their English period to watch the contest and vote for their favorite poem. The poem with the most votes wins!


This years contestants and the title of their poems were:

1. Charla Brown – “My Senses”
2. Essence Hamilton – “4 a.m.”
3. Dejenae Hopper – “Gaffney”    
4.  Jaelen Pollard and Na’Tron Johnson – “The Hood”     
5.  Mariana Razo – “You Think I’m Lost?”
6.  Aubrey Cobb – “Happy Pills”
7. Parker Cooper – “Our Battle”
8.  Zoe Hurst – “Father”
9.  Jacob Schneider – “Written In Gold”
10. Madisynn Whitaker – “Tick Tock”
11. Hunter Bullock – “You Protect Me”
12. Desirae Chitwood – “Korbin”
13. Emily Horchler – “Who Are We?”
14. Ian Stark – “The Memories”
15. Emma Beaumont – “The Man in the Moon”
16. Brandon Bowen – “I Wrote a Poem Instead of Taking a Quiz”
17. Caleb Hames – “My Other Half”   
18. Mary Knuckles – “Pink Armor”
19. Bria Wise – “Only Human”

The first place winner was  Dejenae Hopper, the second place winner was Caleb Hames, and the third place winner was Jaelen Pollard and Na’Tron Johnson

The Pinnacle wants to thank everyone who supported them through this event.