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. Poetry Out Loud was launched nationwide in 2006.
Sacramento County’s Poetry Out Loud program is supported by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), California Poets in the Schools, and the Poetry Foundation. This activity is funded by the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
2022 Poetry Out Loud Participants:
Sandhya Ahuja (John F. Kennedy High School, Sacramento USD)
Samantha Albiani (Elk Grove High School, Elk Grove USD)
Arun Dixit (Vista del Lago High School, Folsom Cordova USD)
Ashley Hurtado Hernandez (Grant Union High School, Twin Rives USD)
Joy Kaler (Inderkum High School, Natomas USD)
Hailey Puglia (Rio Americano High School, San Juan USD)
Mac Stern (Natomas Charter School, Natomas USD)
For more: scoe.net/news/library/2022/02/09poetry