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.
    Sign-Up Deadline: January 8th by End of Day
    with Mrs. Civitillo or Mrs. Esposito
    You must submit the titles and authors of the two poems you will recite when you sign up.
    School-wide Competition: January 2020 during Unit Lunch in the Auditorium
    Region 4 Competition: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 (Snow Date: February 11, 2020) 


    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 Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
    Email or see Mrs. Civitillo or Mrs. Esposito to sign up by END OF DAY, January 8th or for more information: mollyesposito@dvrhs.org or taracivitillo@dvrhs.org
    National Poetry Out Loud Website: http://www.poetryoutloud.org
    Info on NJ's POL: https://www.njpol.org

    Previous School-Wide Competition Winners:

    2020- YOU?
    2019- Samantha Ruby
    2018 - Rachel Baransky
    2017 - Rachel Baransky
    2016 - Lara Watrous
     2015 - Kaya Cousin
    2014 - Serena Columbro 
    Click HERE 2019 NJ Poetry Out Loud National Champion, Isabella Callery, recite "Thoughtless Cruelty" by Charles Lamb.