Poetry Out Loud Finalists

During the week before Thanksgiving break, 9th graders completed the first round of the Poetry Out Loud program classroom competition. Poetry Out Loud is a nationwide competition that celebrates poetry in its original form: recitation. Students across the country read and analyze poems from a Poetry Out Loud anthology and then select a poem they feel connected to that they feel they can express to a larger audience. Leading up to the competition, Waynflete 9th graders studied poetic forms and analyzed a variety of poems as they prepared for the event.

The following students were selected to advance based on their performance of these poems:

Tzevi Aho -“Concord Hymn” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bryce Brittingham – “The Maldive Shark” by Herman Melville
Maya Delong – “Sleeping Sister of A Farther Sky” by Karen Volkman
Henry Dorsky – “Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou
Charlotte Joseph – “Mingus at the Showplace” by William Matthews
Maia Lindner-Liaw – “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus
Ben Millspaugh -“Youth” by James Wright
Maya Schair-Rigoletti – “Monstance Man” by Ricardo Pau-Llosa
Max Soley – “The Kiss” by Robert Graves
Sophia Street – “Dirge in Woods” by George Meredith

These ten students will participate in a school-wide competition on January 5, 2016.