Finalist from Geneva Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center Slams an Original Poem

Posted by Jonah Schennum
July 28, 2017

The Performance-based Standards (PbS) State/Agency Coordinators Training and Awards Night in Chicago, Illinois is now only a few months away. Participants are waiting to see the results of PbS’ annual Kids Got Talent Contest.

PbS challenges facilities and youths to share their talents with the country and invites the winner to come perform live at the Awards Night. We received over 90 great performance submissions, and after careful deliberation 14 finalists were chosen.

Submitted from Geneva Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Nebraska, La’Lisa H. performed an original poem titled “Pork Chops.” The poem opens with a humorous anecdote but quickly turns to a moving and intense reflection on bullying and the meaning of beauty. Our judges not only loved the poem’s message, but La’Lisa’s rhythmic and passionate delivery as well.

Congratulations on becoming a finalist, La’Lisa, and thank you for sharing your talent! Make sure to keep checking back for more on the 2017 Kids Got Talent Finalists!