Meet Dallas Anderson from Markham Elementary School in SW Portland! Dallas is a funny, positive, and extroverted 5th grader who participated in the America SCORES program last fall. Her strength as a leader, her ability to demonstrate good sportsmanship, and her engaging poetry performances helped her to be selected as one of the two students who traveled to New York last April for participation in the America SCORES National Poetry SLAM!
Dallas performed a unique and humorous poem called “The Cookie Monster” at the Poetry SLAM and demonstrated great poise and confidence on stage. She also kept her chaperone laughing the entire trip!
Highlights for her experience in New York included exploring Time Square and the group picnic in Central Park. America SCORES gave Dallas the opportunity to showcase her creative abilities, see an amazing city, and to go on a trip that she’ll always remember!