Gaelyn Smith is a senior and co-head of the slam team at The Madeira School. She began performing poetry during her sophomore year with The Madeira School Slam Poetry Team, affectionately known as the MAD Slam Fam. The team came in first place at the regional competition Louder Than a Bomb in 2015. Smith also came in second place at the Northern Virginia Invitational slam in 2014 and first place in 2015. Smith was a member of the 2015 DC Youth Slam Team and is the 2016 DC Youth Slam Team Grand Slam Champion. She traveled to South Africa and performed at both the Soweto Theatre and the South African State Theatre. Smith will begin attending Syracuse University in the Fall of 2016 as an Acting major.