More than 3,500 high school-aged students from Nevada’s public, private, charter, parochial and alternative schools, and home school associations participated in the 2019 Nevada Poetry Out Loud Program. Focusing on our rich literary heritage through memorization and performance of classic and contemporary poetry, Nevada Poetry Out Loud is a program of the Nevada Arts Council, presented in partnership with The National Endowment for the Arts, The Poetry Foundation, NV Energy, Nevada Department of Education, Nevada School Districts, and KNPB.
After participating at the school and/or district level, semi-finalists traveled to Reno on March 16 for the 2019 Nevada Poetry Out Loud State Finals at KNPB Channel 5 studios in Reno.
If you missed attending the 2019 Poetry Out Loud State Finals in Reno, or if you’d just like to see it again, click on the image.
Vanessa Aponte, a senior at Legacy High School in North Las Vegas, is the 2019 Nevada Poetry Out Loud Champion.
Aponte receives a $600 scholarship and will now move on to represent Nevada in the National Poetry Out Loud competition April 30 to May 1 in Washington, D.C. The National Champion receives $20,000, with a total of $50,000 in […]