On Thursday May 29, a new tradition was started here at Hanover High School. The Literary Magazine (www.hanoverlitmag.com) sponsored a night of poetry in the Multipurpose Room. Over 100 students attended this event. The fact that the English Department offered extra credit for attendance certainly helped in achieving that goal. The MC of the night was senior Joe DeFerrari.
Starting off the night were performances from two of the English teachers here at HHS: Mr. Hopkins and Mrs. Hughes. Both of them presented original poems and were met with rave reviews.
After Mr. Hopkins shared his performance, Jamele Adams took the floor with great gusto. Jamele’s day job is the Dean of Students at Brandeis University but by night he is a slam poet. Everybody loved Jamele’s performance. All of his poems centered around a theme of equality. In today’s world it was truly refreshing to hear those uplifting pieces. Mere summary cannot do justice to the impact of Jamele’s performance.
After Jamele’s performance was an open mic session. Several students shared their own original works of poetry for everyone to enjoy. It was truly amazing the talent of many of the students right here at HHS.
Litmag wants to thank the Classes of 2015 and 2016, National Honor Society, and Hanover House of Pizza for helping to sponsor this event.