6th annual Poetry Out Loud Recitation Competition
The 6th annual Poetry Out Loud student recitation competition was held on Thursday, January 24th at Harrells Christian Academy. Five students vied for the coveted title and the chance to compete at the state competition to be held in Greensboro next month. Poetry Out Loud is a nation-wide program that encourages high school students to develop a new appreciation for poetry from both classic and contemporary authors and a variety of poetic genres. Eleventh grader Gracy Peterson won first place and will advance to the state competition to compete for a $200 award and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the national competition.