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Teens write from heart

MARY MacKillop Catholic Regional College students put their prose to the test last Wednesday at the annual poetry slam competition.

The slam at the Leongatha school showcased 12 original pieces of work written by students during the Readers and Writers Festival.

Students workshopped and explored different forms of poetry over Monday and Tuesday with poet in residence Lia Hills.

The competition saw a wide range of both subject matter and performance style, with entrants judged on both their poem and their ability to perform the piece to an audience.

Jennifer Bals took first prize for a third consecutive year with her piece A Pandora’s Box. Laura Brennan and Jack Wilson were tied for second, while Ruby Reid, Mikayla Hallam and Bridget Akers were awarded third.

Performing poets: Mary MacKillop College students, back, from left, Jennifer Bals and Ruby Reid, and front, from left, Jack Wilson, Bridget Akers and Mikayla Hallam were all winners at the annual poetry slam competition.

Performing poets: Mary MacKillop College students, back, from left, Jennifer Bals and Ruby Reid, and front, from left, Jack Wilson, Bridget Akers and Mikayla Hallam were all winners at the annual poetry slam competition.

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