NSHS Theatre Student Receives Award

Sergio

37 poets shouted out for top prizes at Salinas Union High School District’s “Evening of Spoken World VII,” on November 5th at the Salinas Performing Arts Center. Our very own Sergio Palmerin received an honorable mention for the performance of his two poems!

The Urban Dictionary defines spoken word as:

Spoken Word is poetry intended for onstage performance, rather than exclusively designed for the page. While often associated with hip-hop culture, it also has strong ties to storytelling, modern poetry, post-modern performance, and monologue theatre, as well as jazz, blues, and folk music.

Due to its immediacy and direct rapport with its audience, this type of poetry often contains references to current events and issues relevant to a contemporary audience.

At its best, spoken word is a powerful, high-energy form of expression that attracts artists and audiences of all ages from a wide range of disciplines and socio-cultural backgrounds.

The event was well attended and demonstrated some powerfully written and spoken word.

If you are a poet and want take your work to a new level [and maybe win some $ for college], check out the Flawless Scholarship Slam. This poetry competition throws down the gauntlet: “Whether you woke up like this or you had to work hard to achieve it, write a poem about an aspect of yourself that is worthy of respect and admiration — and you could win $1,000 towards your college education!”

Make sure you read the fine print before you count yourself a winner. 

So tell us: what makes you Flawless? What makes you worthy of respect and admiration? Don’t be shy now, chime in!

 



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  1. One thing that makes me flawless is my determination. Even if things seem hard, and things aren’t looking so well, with a little bit of effort and determination, anything can be achieved.

  2. A thing that makes me flawless is that I try in school, I keep up with my grades and keep in touch with assignments when im sick.

  3. What makes me flawless is my attitude, I tend to always look at the more positive side of anything because it is easier to deal with any conflict like that. What makes me worthy of respect and admiration is the desire to achieve all my goals by providing my best effort and putting my heart into it.

  4. One thing that makes me flawless is my name it expresses who I am .My personality and my attitude towards other people is what makes me worthy of respect and admiration.

  5. One thing that makes me flawless is my name is expresses who I am .My personality and my attitude towards other people is what makes me worthy of respect and admiration.

  6. I like how spoken poetry protrays into jazz and blues. I think it’s cool how spoken poetry is a type of art.

  7. Im flawless because i accept the fact that I can’t be perfect and I am very happy with myself! My friends know they can trust me and talk to me whenever which makes me worthy.

  8. People tell me I have a grate sense of humor. But what I think makes me flawless is that I don’t care about negative comments and I am always my self. And what makes me worthy of respect is that I respect people even though they are rude.

  9. One thing that makes me flawless is my smile because I never smile.

  10. I feel the one thi g that makes me flawless is my ability to just push through things. I fell this makes me flawless because no matter what im going through or whats happening around me i can always do what is necessary of me.

  11. What makes me flawless would be my imperfections, because we are who we are and as much as we want to change to be perfectionist we can’t be. Acceptance is the key 🙂 We have to love ourselves.

  12. One thing that makes me flawless is my ability to never give up. Never giving up is a very commendable character trait and deserves recognition because not everyone can persevere through the tasks they are given.

  13. I think what makes me flawless is my way of understanding people. I think this because when I know someone who needs help, I try my best to help them in anyway I can.

  14. Each individual possesses different qualities that make them unique. No one is flawless; we all have flaws but if we accept them and learn to love them, that is an aspect that deserves admiration and respect.

  15. One thing that makes me flawless is my personality. My personality is what helps me get notice. I am also responsible and respectful to others. I am a type of person that can turn frown to a smile.

  16. What makes me flawless is that I am able to make people laugh. What makes me worthy of reapect and admiration is that I respect other people

  17. There is no such thing as flawless because having flaws makes you beautiful and unique. Being kind to others makes me worthy of respect.

  18. One thing that makes me flawless is that I’m a great listener. What makes me worthy of respect and admiration I’m a understandable person and I respect people.

  19. I went to the poetry contest, it was overall good but some of the poems were like blam in the face. The ones i liked the most were the simple ones that just said what they had meant

  20. The thing that makes me flawless is my smile because I always smile no matter what.

  21. We all have our flaws. We just need to learn how to embrace them. I believe that if I had to point out a part of me that is flawless, it would have to me my personality because I feel it’s really unique. My way of being responsible and respectful is what makes me worthy of respect. My positive attitude and thirst to progress is what makes me worthy of admiration.

  22. Some people may say they are flawless are something and some people say there is no such thing as being flawless. What I believe is that someone is flawless if you accept your mistakes and learn from them.

  23. I think that perfection has a different meaning in everyone’s minds; perfection should be defined by your morals and your opinions. For me to consider myself flawless, I would have to be someone who is brave enough to make a difference in the world around her because I believe in improvement.

  24. Thanks Braulio, your a good man! You have mad guts lots of props!

  25. Good job on taking 3rd place. You’ll get first place next time.

  26. That’s a difficult question to answer, but what I believe makes me flawless is just being a positive person. I like to think on the bright side if any given situation, though sometimes it’s very difficult I still manage.

  27. What makes me flawless is my sence of pride accompanied with my gifts. What makes me worthy of respect is the fact that I respect everyone.

  28. What makes me flawless is listening skills. My kindness makes me worth of respect and admiration.

  29. Good job bro Im happy for you. You where always a great peom writer.

  30. The thing that makes me flawless is how i’m always laughing during serious situations.

  31. It’s cool how we can still win awards while chris rendon doesn’t go here anymore 0.0

    • We don’t need one specific person to win an award all North High needed was someone with guts, now I don’t claim to be the best because I know there are people out there much better, but when you have a talent that god gave you it is best to use it, I started off writing rap songs and come to find out god has given me a voice to speak and I put a pen on my hand. However North High has people with talent they just don’t show it, I believe they should because it will show what they have and I highly encourage them.

  32. I believe that no one is completely flawless. You become amazing and respected when you learn to accept your flaws and move to improve yourself because of them.

  33. The thing that makes me flawless is my personality towards everyone. How I’m respected and admired because I’m my real self towards people.

  34. There is no such thing as flawless because there is always room for improvement but you could be amazing as long as you stay true to you and bring a positive impact on life.

  35. What makes me flawless is my flaws of course, they make me, me, my dorky self and people love me because I love me. What make my worthy and admired is that I am a very forgiving person and I can’t stop smiling or laughing. I like to have fun.

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