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Alaya Mays and Isaac Lu, Regional Poetry Out Loud winners
Alaya Mays and Isaac Lu, Regional Poetry Out Loud winners
Students From Camas and Cedar Tree Advance To State Poetry Out Loud Contest (Photo) - 02/02/18

Alaya Mays of Camas High School and Isaac Lu of Cedar Tree Classical Christian School were the top two finishers of the Southwest Washington Regional Poetry Out Loud contest. Students from nine schools read two poems each in the event held at Educational Service District 112 on January 30. They will advance to the state-wide competition which will be held in Tacoma on Saturday, March 10, 2018. 

The Washington State winner will receive $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the national contest in May, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed. 

The Southwest Washington Regional Poetry Out Loud competition can be viewed on Comcast Cable channel 28/328 on Sunday, February 4 at 8:00 pm. DVDs of this event can be purchased by contacting Karl Parker at karl.parker@esd112.org

The regional competition, presented by ESD 112 in partnership with the Washington State Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. Since beginning in 2005, more than 3 million students and 50,000 teachers from 10,000 high schools across the country have participated.

Educational Service District 112 announces regional Poetry Out Loud contest - 01/29/18

Educational Service District 112 announces the Southwest Washington regional competition for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The competition, presented in partnership with the Washington State Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. On January 30, 9 students from 9 regional high schools will participate in the Regional Poetry Out Loud school contest at ESD 112. The top two finishers in this competition will advance to the Washington State Poetry Out Loud contest, which will be held in in Tacoma, Washington on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The Washington State champion will advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in May in Washington, DC, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 30, 5 -- 7 p.m.

WHERE: Educational Service District 112, 2500 NE 65th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98661

OTHER: This event is free and open to the public, although seating is limited.