Poet and Educator, Clayton Scott, visited Eagle Mountain Elementary February 6 – 10 for an Arts-In-Education residency. Scott uses innovative and energetic teaching approaches to inspire students in creative writing by using poetry as the vehicle. The residency culminated in a “Poetry Slam”, where selected students recited their original poems and competed as finalists. The Arts in Education program is provided through a partnership with Batesville and Southside School Districts and the Batesville Area Arts Council. This program is also supported in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, which is an agency of the Arkansas Department of Heritage and the National Endowment for the arts.
Pictured with Clayton Scott are the winners of the Eagle Mountain Elementary “Poetry Slam”, which include Aleena Smith, Callie Davidson, Sophie Poole, Phoebe Lopez, and Alivia NcNally, along with their teacher, Mrs. Ann Walmsley.