Congratulations to our Poetry Out Loud champion, Emily McNeal Who won first place in the Poetry Out Loud semi-finals that were held this weekend at the Massillon Museum We are so proud that one of our Stage Left Youth Players is the current and reigning Northeast Cleveland Regional Champion!
On Friday March 10th Emily will compete in the state finals in Columbus, Ohio. She tells us she is making lots of friends along her poetry journey and is excited to compete at the state level. Go, Emily!
About Poetry Out Loud-
(POL) 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 heritage and contemporary life. Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is administered in partnership with the State Arts Agencies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
Artistic organizations, teachers, librarians, or administrators register their entities each year with the Ohio Arts Council and organize contests. Contests, workshops, and multi-media program materials, including curricula, are free. Poetry Out Loud is aligned with Common Core and National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) standards.