Finding Voice In Verse At District Poetry Competition

Feb 29, 2016

From left: Adrianna Pereyra, Natalie Rodriguez, Whitney Reyes and Ming Li Wu, top finishers at the district Poetry Out Loud competition on Feb. 25.
Credit Julia Ritchey

  Poetry Out Loud is a national arts program that helps students build confidence through memorizing and performing verse in front of an audience. Last week, 15 students from area high schools competed in hopes of advancing to the state finals. Our reporter Julia Ritchey M-C'd the event and brings us this audio postcard of the top finalists.

You just heard from Natalie Rodriguez, Mariceli Ming Li Wu and Adrianna Pereyra, three of the top finishers at the regional Poetry Out Loud competition in Reno. First-place winner Natalie Rodriguez of Wooster High School will go onto compete at the Nevada state finals next month.