Amarhi Parham, a student, recently won fourth place in a poetry slam sponsored by the Atlanta Hawks.
Fifteen students from 10 schools in eight counties throughout the state made it to the final round of the competition with the theme "I was born this way."
Finalists were judged on connection to the theme, "I was born this way," the overall message and orignality/creativity.
Parham signed her poem, titled "My Voice" instead of speaking it, and said afterward that she signed the poem because of what God had called her to be, a voice for people with disabilities. Click on the video to see her performance.
The winners of the poetry slam were: Malcolm McLachlan, a student at The Campus in Peachtree City, first place; Morgan Ritson, McIntosh High School, second place; and Cinnamon Williams, Temple High School, third place.