This year HOMECorp and 73 See Gallery teamed up with Glenfield Middle School’s House Schwartz to celebrate the poetry skills of middle school students. Over 30 students participated in the first Poetry Slam held at 73 See Gallery and Design Studio on April 16 sponsored by HOMECorp’s Julius Foster Fund. The Julius W. Foster Fund provided scholarships to Montclair’s Glenfield Middle School students who successfully completed the former “Read Your Way” program. This year the funds were used to host and to provide prizes for the Poetry Slam.
The 1st place winner of the poetry slam will be featured in the 1st Annual Montclair Poetry Festival which will take place on May 30 – June1.
Pictured in the photo at the Poetry Slam are judges (l-r): Joan Foster (widow of Julius Foster), HOMECorp Executive Director Beverly Riddick, Laura Freedgood, MHS English teacher Jeffrey Freeman, Glenfield House Leader Barry Schwartz, and Glenfield English teacher Pete Ramiccio. In the first row are students: 3rd place winner Sophia Petroski, 2nd place winner Mirit Skeen, and 1st place winner Micah Abrams.