On Saturday, February 27th, four Madeira students, Gaelyn Smith '16, Mona Hagmagid '16, Elfrieda Nwabunnia ,17, and Mae Hunt '17 represented Madeira at Hyper Bole 2016 at George Mason University. Hyper Bole is the largest youth poetry slam competition/festival in Virginia. Over 45 students from all over Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. competed to win the title of Hyper Bole champion. In the all day event students came together to participate in poetry workshops, open mics, and either watch or participate in a slam poetry competition. Each Madeira student wrote and performed original poems and they all did a phenomenal job! Gaelyn won 2nd place! Mae, a first time performance poet, won 3rd place and Mona won 4th place!