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Local High School Poetry Out Loud Winners

Jan 30, 2017 06:23PM ● By Jennifer Neys

Pictured are (LtoR): Northgate student Erica Nguyen, Runner-up; Northgate student Lena Awadalla, Winner and Robin Moore, Poetry Out Loud Coordinator for Contra Costa County.

Poetry Out Loud Winners

Congratulations to Poetry Out Loud winner Katelyn Downing from College Park High School and Lena Awadalla from Northgate High School.  Each will represent their schools at the Contra Costa County Poetry Out Loud competition on February 11 at 11am at Los Lomas High School.  The students will perform their recitations in front of a large audience at the Las Lomas High School Theatre in Walnut Creek. 

Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Information on the time, date, and location of State Finals will be on the website: