The Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest encourages the nation’s youth to learn great poetry through memorization and recitation. The students who participate take away much more than memorization, the contest also helps students increase in mastery of public speaking skills, student self-esteem, and understanding of literary heritage. During the county competition, each school winner will recite two poems during two rounds. Having two rounds gives judges the opportunity to see a student’s range and then score accordingly.
This year’s Sacramento County competition took place on Thursday, February 9th at Rosemont High School.
For the second year in a row, Chigozie Maduchukwu from Pleasant Grove High School (Elk Grove Unified School District) is the winner of the Sacramento County Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest. He took first place from a field of 15 during the Sacramento County finals, held February 9 at Rosemont High School in Sacramento. This year’s win earns him the right to represent Sacramento County in the State Finals, scheduled for March 12–13 in Sacramento. Neema Nejad from Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep High School (Natomas Unified School District) was the Sacramento County runner-up.
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Watch the entire competition on Comcast 16 at the following times:
- Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 pm
- Thursday, February 23 at 12:00 pm
- Saturday, February 25 at 7:00 am