Winters JUSD Poetry Jam/Slam hits the stage Feb 27

Harper Brown performs at the 2019 Poetry Jam. Courtesy photo

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It’s time again for the Poetry Jam/Slam hosted by Winters PTA, Winters High School, Winters Friends of the Library, Winters Unified School District, Winters Elementary, Winters Middle School and Winters Community Library. The event featuring Transitional Kindergarten-12-grade student recitations.

The Poetry Jam is an informal performance where students, either individually or in teams, recite an original poem they have composed or choose a favorite poem to present to the audience. Through the recitations, students have the opportunity to express themselves and deepen their understanding and appreciation of poetry.

This year, the event takes place at the Young Gymnasium on the WHS campus. Plan to attend one or both sessions of the Jam/Slam on Thursday, Feb. 27.  Beginning at 6 p.m., students in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade will recite. Following their recitations, refreshments will be sold by Winters Music Boosters. At 7:15 p.m., students in sixth through 12 grades compete in the Slam for gift card prizes from local businesses. 

Special thanks to our sponsor First Northern Bank for gift card prizes and to our sponsors Steady Eddy’s, Pizza Factory and The Scoop for the gift cards.

All students can sign up with their teachers and are encouraged to participate. The Slam judges are Sally Hirst, Winters Community Librarian, Jesse Loren, City Council Member, Woody and Rebecca Fridae, Winters JUSD former teachers, and Jovany Aguilera, who is local rapper known as J3000 and a WHS graduate and past Poetry Slam winner.

At 5:30 p.m., Winters PTA will be selling Buckhorn tri-tip sandwiches. Bring the family and have dinner before the Jam begins.

The event is free and fun! Questions can be directed to Olivia Rodriguez at 530-795-6140 (WHS) or email


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