Pawtucket holds anti-tobacco poetry slam
PAWTUCKET, R.I.—Pawtucket is featuring a student poetry contest to discourage tobacco use.
Ninety-two fifth-graders from 13 city schools entered the "Poetry Slam in which students are encouraged to write poems with an anti-tobacco message in a rap-style "slam."
One winner from each school was selected and the winners performed their poems at the Blackstone Valley Visitors Center on Thursday.
The first-, second- and third-place winners will be announced at the Pawtucket
The contest is sponsored by Mayor Donald Grebien's (GREH-bee-inz) cancer control task force.