NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A scholar from the Governor’s College for the Arts in Norfolk was acknowledged for excellence in spoken phrase as a part of the Walgreens Expressions Problem.
Ayana Askew’s “Is Justice Blind?” was one in all 4 spoken phrase performances chosen for the 2021 Walgreens Expressions Problem. The classes had been visible arts, spoken phrase, and media arts.
Ayana was one in all solely 15 scholar winners out of three,554 entries throughout the nation.
The Walgreens Expressions Problem program was launched again in 2009 in Chicago and St. Louis on the suggestion of the Walgreens Neighborhood Activity Pressure. Over time, there was a considerable rise in Expressions entries associated to points dealing with youth throughout the nation.
The teenagers had been inspired to make use of their voice by artwork, spoken phrase, music and public service bulletins (PSAs) to speak their views on difficult life points equivalent to bullying, shallowness, gender id, physique picture, sexual duty and extra.
The winners had been awarded $2,000 every at a particular awards ceremony on Could 21.