Poetry Out Loud is a poetry recitation contest sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Each student, in the first and second round, is judged on the recitation of two poems. Five finalists will be judged on the recitation of a third poem. All poems are selected by the students and their teachers from a preapproved anthology of works.
NHS junior Cody Baynori has qualified for the Poetry Out Loud State Competition to be held this Tuesday March 13th in Frankfort Kentucky at the Grand Theatre. Cody will compete against 15 other students. He has memorized and been coached on three poem performances. Below is the news release for his competition Tuesday. Wish him luck!