The Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco High School library hosted its third annual poetry reading night on April 25.

"Beat Nite" as it has come to be known, brought forth the Beatnik style of the 1950s to 1960s in a coffee house scene set for poetry reading.

High school students created poetry in their English classes.

The English department staff evaluated, judged and selected the best poetry which was performed at the "Caf/ Nation" event.

Winners selected to read poetry included freshmen Gloria Garcia, Delilah Gonzalez, Mauricio Gonzalez, and Haley McKown; sophomores Victoria Dominguez, Bianca Mitchell, Shannel Razo, and Julia Soliz; juniors Kim Alaniz, Kristie Hastings, Lydia Holt, and J.T. Lopez, and seniors Matthew Garza, Maureen Guzman, Falina Leal, Tessa Rangel, and Celest Ruiz.

Nelda Martinez, Anthony Samudio, Connie Sanchez along with student volunteers transformed the library into the caf/.

String lighting, blacklights and candles added to the atmosphere of the coffee house with flavored coffees and finger foods being served.

Tables were topped with white linen, ceramic ware and floating tealights. Student poetry projects were displayed throughout the library.

Music played by Nick Garcia and Joseph Rodriguez added to the atmosphere of the 1950s and 1960s era theme event.

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