America the Great?! Scholarship Slam
Provided by: Power Poetry
May 10, 2017
"Does that star-spangled banner yet wave / O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?" The United States of America has always been on a mission to achieve greatness through reconstruction. But change comes slowly, and not all change is for the better. More than 7.6 million people are unemployed in the United States, and only 35% of high school students continue to pursue studies in college while 75% of citizens agree that race relations in the country are at an all-time low. So how well does the state of the nation reflect the national anthem? What is your personal relationship with the country? We want to know if you think America is great as-is, or if there are areas that need to be improved upon. Tell us in a poem if there are changes that need to be made to the country and why, for your chance to win.
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