Thomas Hill, a member of the D.C. Youth Poetry Slam Team, was among the performers on Nov. 19 in Rockville as the Split This Rock organization showed the Montgomery County Council how its members perform while reciting poetry. Split This Rock operates youth programs year-round, offering learning, writing and performing opportunities. The D.C. Youth Poetry Slam Team won second place at the National Brave New Voices Competition in Chicago this past August. County Councilmember Valerie Ervin (right) presented a proclamation on behalf of the Council to, left to right: adviser Jonathan Tucker and Slam Team members Hannah Halpern and Lauren May.