Our First Poetry Out Loud Competition

We are pleased to announce that our first Poetry Out Loud competition, held at the Alternative School in Columbia County, was a tremendous success!

For those who don’t know, Poetry Out Loud is a fantastic organization that encourages students to learn about poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.  It has reached over 3 million students and 50,000 teachers throughout the United States.

Special thanks to all the dedicated individuals who made this possible.  Helping promote poetry to younger generations is one of the most important things that we, as poetry enthusiasts, can do.  Poetry helps us interpret the world around us and share what we find important.  It is a form of artistic self-expression that makes the world a more open and loving place.  These children’s passion for the art form is inspiring.

Thank you to all those who read.  Congratulations to this contest’s winner, Breanna Schiller, who will now go to Regionals.




– The Poetry Matters Project




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