THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, March 8, 2019 Page 9 RHS senior Poetry Out Loud champ lauded by school board By Tara Vocino P oetry Out Loud champion Shiara Pyrrhus recently shared her poem and story with the School Committee. A senior at Revere High School, Pyrrhus read “Haiti,” by Jennifer Rahim, which describes the devastating earthquake that struck the island nation nine years ago. The poem referenced that the will of the citizens outweighed the destruction caused by the earthquake. “For the Earth has spoken, to you, her magma Creole,” Pyrrhus said during her reading. “Full-throated syllables, uprising from deep down, an honest elocution — rudimentary sound: guttural nouns, forthright, strong, the rumbled conviction of verbs unfettered by language has a connection to the earth. I was really excited when I found the poem and that I was able to do it justice.” Tye said Pyrrhus’s performance was lovely to listen to. Student Ava Hawkes was the first runner-up and Alessandra Santos was the second runnerup. According to Poetry Out Revere High School Senior Shiara Pyrrhus was recently selected as the winner of the spoken word competition Poetry Out Loud. (Advocate Photos by Tara Vocino) reticence, as the first poetry of creation.” Following the reading, School Committee Vice Chairman Carol Tye asked Pyrrhus why she chose that poem. Pyrrhus said it was because she felt helpless living in the United States at the time of the disaster, having immigrated to the United States when she was eight. “So often, people see the negativity of poverty there, but it has the ability to create beauty from destruction,” Pyrrhus said. “The combined beauty of the Haitian/Creole Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center News Saturday, March 16 WILDFIRE Celebrate St. Paddy's Weekend! Loud Coordinator Sara Colum, Pyrrhus was selected for her recitation, performance, connection to the audience and ease of understanding. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dianne Kelly said listening to either original or cover poems is a highlight of the school year. Tara Vocino may be reached at printjournalist1@gmail.com. dine drink gather enjoy THE NORTH SHORE'S HOTTEST NIGHTCLUB! IN THE MUSIC HALL Friday, March 8 LIVIN' ON A BAD NAME Bon Jovi Tribute IN THE MUSIC HALL Saturday, March 9 LAVISH IN THE MUSIC HALL Friday, March 15 IN THE MUSIC HALL Saturday, March 30 THE DOORS EXPERIENCE Doors Tribute The Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center participants continue to enjoy bingo four days a week. Seniors play from 12:30 PM until 2:30 PM. Each Wednesday, the senior center downloads current movies directly from Netflix and seniors watch them on our large Smart TV. A snack and coffee are served. Additionally, seniors partake in seven different health and exercise classes. Check out https://www.revere.org/ departments/elder-affairs to view a video tour and learn about this amazing place. (Photos-Stephen W. Fielding) Celebrating Ash Wednesday The Rossetti-Cowan Senior thanks St. Mary of the Assumption Church Eucharistic ministers Lee Meoli and Linda McElwaney for coming to the center on Ash Wednesday to distribute ashes. Seniors appreciate this gesture each year because they have difficulty attending the Lenten service at their regular parish church. (Photos-Stephen W. Fielding) Mayor Arrigo Cites National Consumer Protection Week M ayor Brian Arrigo acknowledged National Consumer Protection Week (March 3 through 9) by encouraging residents to make use of the Revere’s Consumer Affairs Office when confronted with any type of consumer issue such as using credit, shopping for a used car, or dealing with problems resulting from ordinary consumer transactions. “Our Consumer Affairs Office is always ready to help residents any time of the year,” said Mayor Arrigo. “They not only can help with problems, but they are a great resource of information and guidance that can help everyone be a wise and careful consumer. It is important that people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money.” Janine Ellis is Director of Revere’s Consumer Affairs Office and can be reached at 781 286 8114. A local consumer Complaint Form can be downloaded from the City’s website revere.org/departments/consumer-affairs. KISS FOREVER Kiss Tribute Band IN THE MUSIC HALL Friday, March 22 IN THE MUSIC HALL Saturday, March 23 MARYBETH MAES BAND TANGERINE 221 Newbury Street, Danvers For Tickets call (978) 774-7270 or www.breakawaydanvers.com

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