Vermont Arts Council

Vermont Poetry Out Loud 2018 State Championship

Ten Finalists

Congratulations to Aliyah Burr from Burlington High School, Alyese Caruso-Randall from Bellows Free Academy Fairfax, Sadie Chamberlain from Lyndon Institute, Vera Escaja-Heiss from South Burlington High School, Linea Kay from Woodstock Union High School, Annie Keith from Peoples Academy, Chloe Lyons from Mt. Abraham Union High School, Caitlyn McDermott from Vermont Academy, Olivia Pitcher from Burr and Burton Academy, and Gracie Smith from Arlington Memorial High School!

These students had the highest scores in their region at the semifinals held March 12 and will advance to the championship round March 15, 2018.

Three Poems

At the championship, each finalist will declaim the two poems they recited at 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 23-25 at The George Washington University.

One Night and Two Ways to Watch

Vermont PBS will provide a live stream of the Vermont Poetry Out Loud 2017 State Championship March 15.  The show will be broadcast on VermontPBS March 29 at 7 p.m. then on VermontPBS Plus Monday, April 2 at 9 p.m., Friday, April 13 at 8 p.m., and  Tuesday, April 17 at 10 p.m.