Poetry Out Loud Finalists

Poutry Out Loud Recital

During the week before Thanksgiving break, 9th graders completed the first round of the Poetry Out Loud program classroom competition. Poetry Out Loud is a nationwide competition that celebrates poetry in its original form: recitation. Students across the country read and analyze poems from a Poetry Out Loud anthology and then select a poem they feel connected to that they feel they can express to a larger audience. Leading up to the competition, Waynflete 9th graders studied poetic forms and analyzed a variety of poems as they prepared for the event.

The following students were selected to advance based on their performance of these poems:

Tzevi Aho -“Concord Hymn” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bryce Brittingham – “The Maldive Shark” by Herman Melville
Maya Delong – “Sleeping Sister of A Farther Sky” by Karen Volkman
Henry Dorsky – “Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou
Charlotte Joseph – “Mingus at the Showplace” by William Matthews
Maia Lindner-Liaw – “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus
Ben Millspaugh -“Youth” by James Wright
Maya Schair-Rigoletti – “Monstance Man” by Ricardo Pau-Llosa
Max Soley – “The Kiss” by Robert Graves
Sophia Street – “Dirge in Woods” by George Meredith

These ten students will participate in a school-wide competition on January 5, 2016.