Feb. 9, 2015
Gardnerville, Nev. – Students from Douglas County will participate in the Poetry Out Loud school contest at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at Douglas High School, Room 415. The winner of this competition will advance to the Nevada State Poetry Out Loud contest, being held at KNPB Public Television in Reno at noon Saturday, March 19. The Nevada champion will advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals on May 2-4 in Washington, D.C., where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed.
The 2015 Nevada Poetry Out Loud champion was Dominique Groffman, a Douglas High School senior. Dylan Baker, a senior at College of Southern Nevada High School West in Las Vegas, and Whitney Reyes, a junior at Reno’s Wooster High School, placed second and third. Each received $500 and $500 for their schools to support literary programs.
Poetry Out Loud begins at the local level as students learn about, memorize and finally perform poetry of their choice. Participants advance from school to district competitions and then to the Nevada State Finals, where the stakes are high. […]