The good word: Virginia Beach teen wins national poetry slam

Virginia Beach Tallwood High School senior Ahkei Togun just took home the national prize for poetry recitation at Poetry Out Loud this Wednesday. According to the Pilot, Togun recited  “Bereavement” by William Lisle Bowles. In addition to being crowned National Champion, Togun received  $20,000, and his alma mater, Tallwood, will get $500 for poetry books.

Source: From The Virginian-Pilot