Poetry Out Loud
Poetry Out Loud is part of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA)’s ongoing efforts to foster educational excellence for Pennsylvania’s students through participation in the creative process. Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation, the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest encourages the nation’s high school youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. The PCA collaborates with fourteen regional partners who administer the regional competitions from the classroom to the state championship level. Poetry Out Loud 2014 Finals at the Governor's Residence is documented with photographs and video of each finalist from across the Commonwealth.
Teachers: Follow this LINK to review how Poetry Out Loud is aligned with Common Core Standards The 2014 Pennsylvania State Finals took place on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Governor’s Residence.
Gov. Corbett, Elliot Davidson, First Lady Susan Corbett
Elliot Davidson, a sophomore at Lewisburg Area High School in Union County is Pennsylvania’s 2014 “Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest” champion. Davidson will now go on to compete in the national contest in Washington, D.C. Davidson will represent Pennsylvania at the national championship to be held in Washington, D.C. April 28-30. READ MORE
Poetry Out Loud is a keypart of PCA’s ongoing efforts to foster educational excellence for Pennsylvania’s students through participation in the creative process. To advance that effort, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts collaborates with fourteen regional partners to administer Poetry Out Loud. Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure, similar to the National Spelling Bee, that starts at the classroom level. Winners advance to a school-wide competition, then to a regional completion, the state finals, and ultimately to the National Finals. The National Finals are hosted by the program’s creators, The National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the Poetry Foundation.
2013 Poetry Out Loud Pennsylvania Regional Champions
Philip Horn, ED-PCA, David 'DJ' Gress, winner, First Lady Susan Corbett
Philip Horn, Jeffrey Gabel-Council Member, David 'DJ' Gress, Gayle Cluck- Poetry Out Loud Director, First Lady Susan Corbett
Runner up, Poetry Out Loud, Alex Jackson, Franklin County
Governor Corbett, Poetry Out Loud 2013, the Governor's Mansion, Harrisburg, PA
First Lady, Chair, PCA, Susan Corbett
Aaron Preston, POL Finalist, Berks County
Rachel Krunszyinksy, POL Finalist,Westmoreland County
Brittany Lynn Farnsworth, POL Finalist,Centre County
Isaiah Zukowski, POL Finalist, Lehigh County
Cole Sipe, Musical Accompanist