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Students from two Natomas-area high school will be among those competing in the 8th annual Poetry Out Loud competition this Thursday, Feb. 7.
Before a live audience and a panel of judges, 15 of Sacramento County’s top teenage poetry performers – including students from Inderkum and Natomas Charter – will represent their high schools in a countywide competition. Jeff Knorr, Sacramento’s Poet Laureate, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
The competition which is scheduled to start 12:30 p.m. with the final round concluding at about 3:15 p.m., the winner and runner-up will be announced shortly thereafter. The event is being held at Rosemont High School.
The Sacramento County Poetry Out Loud competition encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. The program provides students with the opportunity to perform poetry in English classes, encouraging youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance.
The winner of this year’s competition will advance to the California Poetry Out Loud state competition held March 24-25 in Sacramento. California’s overall winner will receive $200 and an expenses-paid trip to compete in the National Finals in Washington, D.C. The 2013 Poetry Out Loud National Finals will take place April 28-30 in Washington, DC. A total of $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be awarded at the national finals, including a $20,000 award for the National Champion.