South Stokes High School announces poetry out loud contest


WHEN: Jan. 15 at 6:30 pm

WHERE: South Stokes High School Auditorium

OTHER: Attendance at event is free and open to the public, although seating is limited

South Stokes announces the 7th Annual District Contest for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest.

The competition, presented in partnership with the NC Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition.

Over the past 10 years, Poetry Out Loud has reached nearly 3 million students, more than 9,500 schools, and thousands of teachers across the country.

On Jan. 15, six students from Stokes County will participate in the Poetry Out Loud school contest at SSHS. The winner of this competition will advance to the State Poetry Out Loud contest.

The North Carolina champion will advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals on May 3-4, 2016 in Washington, DC, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed.

Participants in this event will be: Jordan Zeigler, Jenny Smith, Nicole Rogers, and Yarezty Segura from SSHS along with Chance Hall and Andrew Solario from Early College.

Eddy McGee, Terri Kirby-Erickson, Nancy Holland, and Grady Burgin will serve as judges in the event

. For further information, email Jennifer Holmes at jennifer.holmes@stokes.k12.nc.us

WHEN: Jan. 15 at 6:30 pm

WHERE: South Stokes High School Auditorium

OTHER: Attendance at event is free and open to the public, although seating is limited

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