Three Ranchview High School students, Riddhi Bora, Autumn Canada and Kennedy Jordan, will compete in the National Poetry Slam Competition in San Francisco this July after earning awards at the DFW 7th Annual Louder Than a Bomb Poetry Slam Finals.
Additionally, Ranchview High School students Shruthi Dandamudi, Bora, Soha Arian, Jordan and Canada were named the DFW Louder Than a Bomb Poetry Champions by Young DFW Writers. Dandamudi was the student coach.
Since 2013, Young DFW Writers (YDFW) has been transforming the lives of young people through critical and creative writing programs. Modeled after Young Chicago Authors (YCA), the original founders of the Louder Than a Bomb Poetry Festival, YDFW is one of more than 14 cities across the country and Canada who use the YCA model to help educate and organize. Programs include four years of curriculum, free writing workshops, and open mics for young poets and participation in DFW’s Louder Than a Bomb Festival.