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Educational Service District 112 announces regional Poetry Out Loud Contest - 01/22/15
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 February 3, 12 students from 12 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 7, 2015. The Washington State champion will advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals April 28-29, 2015, in Washington, DC, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed.

Students from the following schools will participate in the regional competition: Battle Ground High School, Camas High School; Cedar Tree Classical Christian School; Hayes Freedom High School; Heritage High School; Illwaco Junior/Senior High School (Ocean Beach SD); La Center High School; Ridgefield High School; Skyview High School; Stevenson High School; Trout Lake School; and Vancouver School of Arts and Academics.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 3, 5 - 7:00 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. For further information, call Kelly McPherson, Regional Coordinator, 360.952.3474