Join Methow Valley School District students on Wednesday, December 14 for the 23rd annual school contest for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest.
14 students will compete to advance to the Spokane regional. Musical interludes will be provided by Paul Gitchos and John Almquist.
The competition, presented in partnership with the Washington State Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, the Public School Funding Alliance, Winthrop Kiwanis, the Association of Parents and Teachers and Methow Arts, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. Thirteen students from Liberty Bell H.S. and the Independent Learning Center will participate in the Poetry Out Loud school contest at The Merc Playhouse. The winner of this competition will advance to the Eastern Washington Regional Poetry Out Loud contest in Spokane. The Washington State champion will advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, DC, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed.
Featured speakers and participants are classroom winners from grades 9-12 in the Methow Valley School District.
DATE: Wed, Dec 14, 6pm. Doors open at 5:30. Admission by donation. LOCATION: Merc Playhouse, Twisp, WA. CONTACT: Kelly Grayum, 509.996.2215