Poetry Outloud

Great news! Justin Fox won the Poetry Outloud contest at the Hub Bub and will be proceeding to the state finals. A copy of the information from the South Carolina Arts Commission is pasted below. Thank you to Dr. Epps for sharing this great news!


Nine students advance to state Poetry Out Loud finals

More than 4,000 high school students participated in South Carolina’s Poetry Out Loud Contest this year, and now nine regional winners advance to the state finals March 16 to compete for South Carolina’s spot in the national finals. The national winner receives a $20,000 scholarship.

Region 1: Upstate – Ashley Kiley, Crescent High School, Anderson County; Ashley Tisdale, Spartanburg Day School, Spartanburg County; Justin Fox, Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg County

Region 2: Midlands – Brandon Ellison, Ridge View High School, Richland County; Kynnedi McManus, Strom Thurmond High School, Edgefield County; Jada Daniels, Westwood High School, Richland County

Region 3: Lowcountry – Sarah Moody, Ashley Hall, Charleston County; Katherine Murchison, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston County; Whitaker Gannon, Hilton Head Preparatory, Beaufort County

The state finals take place March 16 at the Columbia Museum of Art, and the state champion will compete in the national finals April 29-30 in Washington, D.C.

Poetry Out Loud, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage while gaining an appreciation of poetry. Last year more than 365,000 students nationwide competed.

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