In Today’s NewsMarch 13, 2017
Gardiner High School POL
In the Maine Sunday Telegram a wonderful story about Gabrielle Cooper, a senior who has participated in the Poetry Out Loud program for four years. She represents Gardiner High School later on today at the Waterville Opera House for the Maine State POL Finals. It is a great opportunity to see and hear ten Maine high school students reciting poetry. The program starts at 3:00 and I hope to see you there!
Read all about Gabrielle at THIS LINK.
The ten students participating and their grades and schools are listed below.Northern Maine Regional Champions Natalie Lisnet, Grade 12, Bangor High School Kate Hodgson, Grade 12, Camden Hills Regional High School Emma Beyor, Grade 12, Erskine Academy Gabrielle Cooper, Grade 12, Gardiner Area High School Antyna Gould, Grade 12, Medomak Valley High School Southern Maine Regional Champions Amran Mahamed, Grade 11, Deering High School Jordan Bryant, Grade 10, Greely High School Sabrina Small, Grade 12, Maine Coast Waldorf School Skyler Vaughn, Grade 12, The Maine Girls’ Academy Arielle Leeman, Grade 12, Morse High School
Poetry Out Loud is organized nationally by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation and administered at the state level by the Maine Arts Commission. It begins in Maine’s schools where school champions are selected to compete in two regional finals at which ten students are ultimately selected to recite at the state finals. One student, the state champion, moves on from the state finals to represent Maine at the national finals in Washington D.C., where students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico will compete for a total of $50,000 in awards and school stipends for the purchase of poetry books.
For more information on the program please CLICK HERE.