Students in Theater 8 perform Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb”

Students in Theater 8 performed Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb” at last week’s Middle School Assembly. This poem was performed for the first time at President Biden’s Inauguration in January 2021.

The eighth grade has been studying persuasive speaking, and this choral reading was their culminating presentation. They worked on understanding, personalizing, and sharing these words with conviction. They worked together as an ensemble to find their group voice. Then they added the formality of memorization, poise, and a public presentation.

The rest of the Middle School was able to watch the performance via livestream.

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