Poetry Out Loud Winner 2024

by | Feb 28, 2024 | 0 comments

York, PA – Congratulations to Mackenzie Bailey from Logos Academy, who took first place at the annual regional Poetry Out Loud competition on January 25th sponsored by the Cultural Alliance’s Arts in Education program for York, Adams, Fulton, and Franklin counties.

The competition, presented in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition.

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country.

Beginning at the classroom level, winners advance to a school wide competition, then to regional and state competitions, and ultimately to the National Finals in Washington, DC. More than 300,000 students nationwide took part in Poetry Out Loud last year.

With his regional success, Bailey advances to the Pennsylvania State Poetry Out Loud contest, to be held in March. The PA state champion will then advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals where $50,000 in scholarships and school stipends will be awarded. >

To learn more about Poetry Out Loud, visit www.poetryoutloud.org.

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