Lake County Arts Council

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Lakeport, California 95453
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Poetry Out Loud

On Sunday, February 12, the County Poetry Out Loud Recitation competition was held at the Soper Reese Theatre at 2 PM.

Student participants (left to right):
Ashlyn Lesch Hill, Mia Miller, Oscar Quilala,
Jolynn Tosta, Nicole Rivera

Oscar Quilala

Two students advanced and will represent Lake County at the state competition, to be held in Sacramento for two days, March 12 and 13.

The winners at State will represent California in the finals at Washington D.C. on April 24 - 25.

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Each student memorized and recited from an anthology of work set up by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.

The full selection of poetry for recitation, which will be expanded regularly, can be found online at

Richard Schmidt reported, "I had the privilege of sitting in on the recitations presented by the students of our local high school this year. What a great group."

"I want to applaud these young people and their instructors for participating and thank them for allowing me to be a part of this event. We will be cheering our local winners on in Sacramento."

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