Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Poetry Out Loud Maine State Final

On February 27, ten students, out of an incredible beginning total of 2700, from high schools across Maine competed in the state finals of Poetry Out Loud at the Camden Opera House.

The final, organized by the Maine Arts Commission, was a closely contested event that highlighted the exceptional talents of Maine’s students. At the end of the evening, William Whitham of Bangor High School was ultimately selected as state champion.

William now goes on to represent Maine in the national finals in Washington D.C. at the end of April, where he will compete for a $20,000 college scholarship.

Highlights of the finals, that include extended interviews with the students, can be seen on YouTube.

1 comment:

Lisa D said...

That video is great! I also like the 2008 Poetry Out Loud video. It is good to see the Maine Arts Commission finally using this kind of technology to promote art in Maine.