Several members of Belmont’s B the Word spoken word group represented Belmont at YouthSpeak Nashville’s Mid South Grand Slam Finals in April. Freshman Keayana Robinson, an entrepreneurship major, won first place in the 18-22 division, while sophomore Levi Gordon, an audio engineering technology major, placed second, and Amy Ashida, a sophomore double major in entrepreneurship and music business, placed third. The contest featured Mid South poets, emcees and spoken word artists competing to represent the region at the national competition in Chicago. Other B the Word participants included: Hayden Coleman, Taylor Preston and Nina Nwofina. Belmont placed second overall in the college team finals.