Congrats to Poetry Out Loud Winners!

4 Mar



Lincoln High School announces the winners of the school contest for Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest. The student winners are as follows: 1st -Junior McKinley Rodriguez; 2nd -Junior Andy Trattner; and 3rd -Freshman Sophie Wolfe.

The competition, presented in partnership with Oregon Cultural Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition.

On March 1st, eight LHS students participated in the Poetry Out Loud school contest and recited works they selected from an anthology of more than 650 classic and contemporary poems. Judges evaluated student performances on criteria including voice and articulation, evidence of understanding, level of difficulty, and accuracy on a 25 lines or less poem and on a pre-20th Century poem.

McKinley will represent Lincoln at the Northern/Eastern Oregon Regional Contest, on Saturday, March 8th at Powell’s in Cedar Crossing in Beaverton. Winners from that contest will progress to State the following weekend in Salem. For more information on Poetry Out Loud, visit:

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