Delaware Valley Regional High School

Home of the Terriers

Enriching the Lives of Students Through Exceptional Education

 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: or
National Poetry Out Loud Website:
Information on NJ's Poetry Out Loud: 

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.