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Announcing The #LTAB17 Quarter Finalists

Announcing The #LTAB17 Quarter Finalists

After two dynamic weeks of #LTAB17 Prelims, more than 1,200 poems performed, and a stronger and larger community built, the first phase of the tournament comes to a close. Thanks to all the amazing teams, Indys, and coaches for making the kick-off of Season 17 of Louder Than A Bomb unforgettable! Let's continue celebrating youth voice as we move into Quarter Finals.


Quarter Finals takes the top scoring 32 teams and 24 indy poets from Prelims and gives them another opportunity to perform their incredible poems in the context of a slam. Held at Malcolm X College on Thursday, March 2nd from 5-9PM and Friday, March 3rd from 5-9PM, Quarter Finals is an eight-bout tournament. The following teams are advancing to Quarter Finals:
Thornwood HS
Goodman Education
Brooks College Prep
Julian HS
Phoenix Military Academy
Senn Arts
Whitney M. Young Magnet HS
Oak Park/River Forest HS
Kuumba Lynx
Maine East HS
Jones CP
Schurz HS
Move Me Soul
Evanston Township HS
South Shore International
Crane Med Prep HS
GCE Lab School
Lindblom Math & Science
Merrillville HS
Hinsdale Central HS
Kenwood Academy
Lane Tech
Niles West HS
Northside College Prep
Hyde Park Arts Center
Homewood Flossmoor HS
Victory Gardens
Noble Street College Prep
Schaumburg HS
Glenbard North HS


The following Indy Poets will advance to Quarter Finals:

Indy Poets

Lamin Johnson (Mather HS)
Monica Sanchez (Little Village Lawndale HS)
Eva Lewis (Walter Payton)
Zoey Delgado (Bartlett HS)
Deja Bluntson (Indy)
Diana Makowski (Indy)
Veronica Perkins  (Indy)
Jayson Sawyer (Niles North HS)
Ness Cameron (St. Charles East HS)
Olivia Liu (ChiArts)
Kenneth Muñoz (Holy Trinity HS)
Harlem West (Harlan Community Academy)
Deontae Lucas (Chicago Military School Bronzeville)
Victoria Sanchez (Chicago Slam Works)
Vizhon Pilkington (Westinghouse)
Jocylan McMillian (Horizon Science Academy)
Matrice Young (Steinmetz)
Magda Farrug (Francis W. Parker School)
Wardha Mowla (Aqsa School)
Grace Lossau (Indy)
Luis Carranza (Little Village Lawndale HS)
MiaKarla Carter (Thornton Township HS)
Regina Dismukes (Catalyst Maria HS)
Lance Junck (Indy)

Tickets for Quarter Finals are available here.