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Brown advances to state level of Poetry Out Loud
Categories: General, Upper School, Student Life
Posted: 2/4/2019

Whitefield senior Ansleigh Brown will compete at the state level of Poetry Out Loud on March 17 at the Atlanta History Center. Ansleigh advances in the competition after winning the regional round on February 2. State winners receive a cash prize and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC, to compete for the national title. 

Poetry Out Loud was created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, and 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. It encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. Students are judged on dramatic appropriateness, evidence of understanding, overall performance, physical presence, and voice and articulation.