Leesburg, VA (Jan. 22, 2016) – Heritage High School has named the winner and runner-up of its 2015-16 High School Poetry Out Loud Competition sponsored by the school’s English Honor Society.
The winner is freshman Julia Post. She will advance to the Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition on February 5th, at The Art Center at the Candy Factory in Manassas.
Runner-up Erin Crowley, also a ninth-grader, will prepare as well in case Post is unable to compete.
The 10th Annual Poetry Out Loud Competition is a national program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Through the expressive recitation of poems, students bring poems to life utilizing the rich literary tradition of storytelling.
After the performers are judged on physical presence, voice and articulation, dramatic appropriateness, evidence of understanding and overall performance, one of the six regional contestants will advance to the Virginia Poetry Out Loud State Finals on March 18th to compete for a spot at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals May 2nd through 4th in Washington D. C.