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Skyline Students Take Top Spots at MLK Oratorical Festival District-Wide Competition

A group of Skyline MLK Oratorical Winners Congratulations to the 19 Skyline High School students that successfully participated in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Festival District-Wide competition last week. Skyline students won first, second or third place in the categories they competed in. First place winners will advance to the Finals competition on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 1 pm at the Phillip Reeder Performing Arts Center at Castlemont High School.


  • 3rd place in Dramatic Scenes: Butterflies - Henavea Robertson and Jennet Nguyen

  • 2nd place Poetry Chorals: Woman's Card - Keianna Barber, Taylor McGhee, Maria Roberts, and Henavea Roberts 
  • 2nd place Dramatic Scenes: Good Advice - Atlantis Clay and Demetri Freeman-Tubby 
  • 2nd place Dramatic Scenes:  Every 28 Hours: Motherhood - Nadia Brooks, Kaliyah Scott, and Jennet Nguyen; 

  • 1st place Poetry: The Day Dylan Roof Sat in the Church - Eleanor Wikstrom
  • 1st place Original Poetry: The Last Ride - Kevion Parker
  • 1st place Orignial Poetry: Ode to Black Women - Nadia Brooks
  • 1st place Dramatic Scenes: Every 28 Hours - Richard Nguyen, Demetri Freeman-Tubby, Andy Franco, Nadia Brooks, Leah Sarber, Atlantis Clay, Eugenia Kanwea, Anayah Hill, Capri Hill
Atlantis Clay, 2nd place Poetry Out Loud Winner In addition to competing at the Oratorical Fest last week, sophomore Atlantis Clay also competed at the Poetry Out Loud County level competition. He tied for second in rounds one and two and was asked to compete in an unprecedented third round at the County level. "Atlantis was complemented on his brilliant performance of his first and second poetry performances by coaches, the Alameda County Arts Commission, his competitors, and audience members."