Julia Smith, Elk Grove High School (Elk Grove USD)
The Sacramento County Poetry Out Loud competition encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. The program provides students with the opportunity to perform poetry in English classes. Modeled after the National Spelling Bee, students start by competing in their local schools. Winners then progress to regional and state competitions, with state winners competing at the national level.
Learn more: https://www.scoe.net/news/library/2023/02/24poetry_out_loud/