Vermont Arts Council

Poetry Out Loud 2017 State Championship

Ten Finalists

Congratulations to Aliyah Burr – Burlington High School | Alyese Caruso-Randall – Bellows Free Academy Fairfax | Taite Clark – The Sharon Academy | Jaime DeKett – Saint Johnsbury Academy | Abigail Detrick – Northfield High School | Emily Friedrichsen – Champlain Valley Union High School | Kira Hansen – Mount Anthony Union High School | Emily Klar – Lake Region Union High School | Casey Ober – Mount Abraham Union High School, and Gracie Smith –  Arlington Memorial High School!

These students had the highest scores in the semifinals held March 8 and will advance to the championship round March 16, 2017.

Three Poems

At the championship, each finalist will repeat the two poems recited in the semifinals. Three students will move on to the final round, reciting one more poem. The state champion will move on to the National Championship April 25-26 at The George Washington University.

One Night, Two Ways to Watch

Vermont PBS will broadcast the Vermont Poetry Out Loud 2017 State Championship  live March 16 at 7 p.m. and re-broadcast the show in April.

RSVP here if you plan to attend March 16.