Poetry Contest Rescheduled for Wednesday at Swampscott High

The winner of this competition will represent Swampscott High School at the state Poetry Out Loud contest.

Swampscott High School's Poetry Out Loud Contests will take place Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the high school.

It was rescheduled due to the storm clean-up that remained to be done at the high school where classes were cancelled on Monday.

The high school students are competing in the 4th annual Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest.  The competition, presented in partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council; the National Endowment for the Arts; Huntington Theatre, and thePoetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to appreciate poetrythrough memorization, performance, and competition.  

Thirteen high school students will participate in the Final Competition.  The winner of this competition will represent Swampscott High School and advance to the state contest in Boston on March 2nd.

The Massachusetts champion will advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in April in Washington, DC for scholarships and cash prizes.

This event is free and open to the community. Refreshments served.

This article is courtesy of Swampscott High English teacher Holly Flanagan.


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