Selah Johnson (’22) – who now making waves at Archer School for Girls – came in third place for the whole state of California at the Poetry out Loud competition. Poetry Out Loud is a national arts program that supports students in mastering public speaking skills, building self-confidence, and learning about literary history and contemporary life. She traveled to the Capitol Building in Sacramento to compete in the final, and was the youngest competitor to participate. We are so proud of Selah, who started at WNS in kindergarten and already showed her poetry prowess from a young age.

Take a look at this original poem that Selah wrote and performed when she was in middle school at WNS, titled ‘My Black Joy’.