Michelle Obama & Q-Tip To Honor Nation's Best Student Poets
September 7, 2016 at 3:55 AM (PT)
This THURSDAY (9/8), First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA and Rapper Q-TIP will honor the 5th annual class of the NATIONAL STUDENT POETS PROGRAM.
Q-TIP, the co-founder of A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, will be serving in his role as The KENNEDY CENTER’s Artistic Director for Hip-Hop Culture. The pair will welcome five student poets to the WHITE HOUSE for a special celebration and poetry reading.
THE NATIONAL STUDENT POETS PROGRAM represents the highest honor for AMERICA’s 10th and 11th grade poets. Each year since its inception, the program has chosen a select few of the standouts to represent different regions of the U.S. The students are celebrated for their command of written and spoken language.
This years honorees are:
- STELLA BINION/CHICAGO (Midwest Region)
- MAYA EASHWARAN/ALPHARETTA, GA (Southeast)
- GOPAL RAMAN/DALLAS (Southwest)
- JOEY REISBERG/TOWSON, MD (Northeast)
- MAYA SALAMEH/SAN DIEGO (West)