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.DATES FOR 2017 COMPETITIONSchool-wide Competition: Tuesday, January 10 at 3:00 in the AuditoriumRegion 4 Competition: Monday, February 13 (Snow Date: Monday, February 27)Del Val's 2017Poetry Out LoudWinner:RACHEL BARANSKYRULES: Contestants will need to memorize and perform TWO (2) poems in the competition from the approved eligible poems list.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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.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 Baransky2016- Lara Watrous2015 - Kaya Cousin2014 - Serena ColumbroClick HERE 2015 NJ Poetry Out Loud Champion and National Semi-Finalist, Beatrice Dimaculangan, recite "The Universe as Primal Scream" by Tracy K. Smith.