Natomas Student Wins County Poetry Out Loud Contest – Again

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Brittany Wiltz from Natomas Charter School is the winner of the Sacramento County Poetry Out Loud for 2012.
Wiltz took first place in a field of fourteen – which included students from Natomas Charter and Natomas High School – during the Sacramento County finals, which were held today, Feb. 8 at Rosemont High School in Sacramento. Sheridan Smith from Pleasant Grove High School was runner-up.
Sacramento Poet Laureate Bob Stanley served as the master of ceremonies.
Wiltz earned the right to represent Sacramento County in the state finals, March 25-26 in Sacramento. California’s overall winner will receive $200 and an expenses-paid trip to compete in the national competition in Washington, D.C. The National Finals and Semifinals will be held May 13-15.
A total of $50,000 in scholarships and school stipends will be awarded at the national finals.
NATOMAS BUZZ readers may recall Wiltz, a student in Natomas Charter School’s Individualized Learning Program, won last year’s Sacramento County Competition.
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. 

Sacramento County’s 2012 Poetry Out Loud winner Brittany Wiltz receives recognition from Sacramento County Board of Education trustees (L-R): Greg Geeting, Dr. Eleanor L. Brown and Jacquelyn Levy

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