Student Poetry Recitation Competition
Name: Student Poetry Recitation Competition
Date: February 11, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST
The Poetry Out Loud Lake County Competition takes place at the Soper Reese Theatre on Sunday, February 11, at 2:00 pm, featuring competitors from Clear Lake High School, Middletown High School and Carle Continuation High School. Winners at this event will go on to compete at the state level. The public is invited to attend; entry is free of charge. The event is supported and promoted by the Lake County Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Poetry Foundation, & the CA Arts Council. Poetry Out Loud is national program intended to help students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, learn about their literary heritage and compete for college scholarship funding. Millions of high school students participate across the country with California as one of the largest. Students begin with poetry recitations at the classroom level. Classroom winners advance to a school-wide competition and each school’s champion competes at the county level. Winners of February 11th Lake County competition advance to the state finals to be held on the State Assembly floor in Sacramento on March 18 and 19. The state competition is also webcast and televised via the California Channel. The county champions are honored with a dinner reception and each receives a certificate of recognition from their legislative representative. The National Finals will be held in Washington D.C., April 23-25. Check out poetryoutloud.org for more information. The Soper Reese Theatre is located at 275 S. Main St. in Lakeport and can be reached at 707-263-0577.