poetry out loud

Holly Hutchings

Teenagers hoping to clinch the title of state champion for the Poetry Out Loud program gathered last weekend at a competition in Reno. Our reporter Holly Hutchings was there and has the story.

Nine high school students take turns standing on stage at the KNPB studios in near darkness, illuminated only by a few lights aimed in their direction. They take their mark, facing rows of family members, strangers, and two tables of judges. Then, they deliver their words, some written hundreds of years ago.  

Finding Voice In Verse At District Poetry Competition

Feb 29, 2016
Julia Ritchey

  Poetry Out Loud is a national arts program that helps students build confidence through memorizing and performing verse in front of an audience. Last week, 15 students from area high schools competed in hopes of advancing to the state finals. Our reporter Julia Ritchey M-C'd the event and brings us this audio postcard of the top finalists.