Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest that begins on a school-wide level all across the country.  Competitors will memorize, prepare, and perform recitations of well-known poems for a panel of judges.  The winner from each school progresses to the regional competition, the state-wide competition, and ultimately the national competition featuring representatives from every state in Washington, D.C.
    Email TaraCivitillo@dvrhs.org if you are interested.


    RULES: Contestants will need to memorize and perform TWO (2) poems in the competition from the approved eligible poems list.
    Judging will be based on the Poetry Out Loud tips/criteria and scoring rubric.
    National Poetry Out Loud Website: http://www.poetryoutloud.org
    Info on NJ's POL: https://www.njpol.org


    Previous School-Wide Competition Winners:

    2019- Samantha Ruby
    2018 - Rachel Baransky
    2017 - Rachel Baransky
    2016 - Lara Watrous
     2015 - Kaya Cousin
    2014 - Serena Columbro 
    Click HERE to view the 2023 Virginia's Poetry Out Loud National Competition.