Arizona School for the Arts sophomore headed to Poetry Out Loud national finals

Kellen Vu, a sophomore at Arizona School for the Arts in Phoenix, will represent Arizona at the 12th Annual Poetry Out Loud national finals competition in Washington, D.C., April 25-26. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is a poetry recitation competition delivered in high schools […]

Xavier sophomore advances to “Poetry Out Loud” state finals

Xavier College Preparatory sophomore Edel Healy was named one of four finalists in the “Poetry Out Loud” competition on Feb. 13 at Arizona State University. She will advance to compete at the state finals on March 11 at the downtown Phoenix studios of KAET 8/Arizona PBS. The network will then broadcast the state competition at a later date, according to a press release.

Arizona schools invited to register for National Poetry Recitation Program

The Arizona Commission on the Arts invites Arizona high schools to participate in the 2015-2016 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, a free national program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Poetry Out Loud encourages youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance while mastering public speaking skills, building self-confidence and learning about literary heritage. Participating teachers receive free multimedia curriculum materials – a poetry anthology, audio guide, teachers’ guide, posters and comprehensive website (www.poetryoutloud.org) all aligned to national standards – augmenting their regular poetry curriculum with poetry recitation and a classroom-level competition, according to a press release.