POETRY OUT LOUD RECITATION CONTESTjohnd4webdesign
More than 3,600 high school-aged students from Nevada’s public, private, charter, parochial and alternative schools and home school associations are “powering up poetry” in Nevada’s 2018 Poetry Out Loud Program. Focusing on our rich literary heritage through memorization and performance of classic and contemporary poetry, Poetry Out Loud is a program of the Nevada Arts Council, presented in partnership with Cultural Alliance Nevada, Nevada Department of Education, National Endowment for the Arts, The Poetry Foundation, and the NV Energy Foundation.
After participating at the school and/or district level, semi-finalists travel to Reno on March 3 for the 2018 Nevada Poetry Out Loud State Finals at KNPB Channel 5 studios in Reno. The Nevada State Champion heads to Washington, D.C., to compete at the 13th Poetry Out Loud National Finals, April 23 – 25, 2018. The National Champion receives $20,000, with a total of $50,000 in scholarship and school prizes awarded.
Upcoming District Semi-Final Competitions
Douglas County: Thursday, February 1, 2018 3:00 p.m., Douglas High School
Clark County: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 3:30 p.m., West Charleston Library Theater
Elko County: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:00pm, Western Folklife Center
Storey County: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 1:45 p.m., Virginia City High School Library
Lyon County: Monday, February 12, 2018, 4:00p.m., Jeanne Dini Cultural Center
Pershing County: Monday, February 12, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Pershing County High School Auditorium
Washoe County: Thursday, February 15, 2017 6 p.m., Nevada Museum of Art
- Carson City: Sophia Peterson
- Lincoln County: Kassidy Mathews
- Nevada Virtual: Erica Peterson