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.
    School-wide Competition: Tuesday, January 10 at 3:00 in the Auditorium
    Region 4 Competition: Monday, February 13 (Snow Date: Monday, February 27) 

     Del Val's 2017
    Poetry Out Loud

    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.
    The winner of the school competition will go on to compete in the NJ Region 4 Competition in Morristown, NJ at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Monday, February 13 (Snow Date: Monday, February 27)
    Email or see Mrs. Civitillo or Mrs. Esposito to sign up by ______ or for more information: mollyesposito@dvrhs.org or taracivitillo@dvrhs.org
    National Poetry Out Loud Website: http://www.poetryoutloud.org
    Information on NJ's Poetry Out Loud: http://jerseyarts.com/pol/ 

    Previous School-Wide Competition Winners:

     2017- Rachel Baransky
    2016- Lara Watrous
     2015 - Kaya Cousin
    2014 - Serena Columbro 
    Click HERE 2015 NJ Poetry Out Loud Champion and National Semi-Finalist, Beatrice Dimaculangan, recite "The Universe as Primal Scream" by Tracy K. Smith.