Five more students are moving on to the Maine State Final of Poetry Out Loud.
After another amazing competition at the Northern Regional Final, Makaela Reinke from George Stevens Academy; Bethanie Brown from Waterville Sr. High School; Brianna Houseman from Searsport District High School; Joshua Elwood from Bangor High School, and Eloise Harnett from Gardiner Area High School will go on to the state final in Lewiston on March 23.
These five students came were chosen from among 17 school champions competing at the Grand Theater in Ellsworth. They competed through three rounds of live poetry recitation to be among the ten students who will recite in front of live television cameras on March 23 at Bates College.
The Maine Arts Commission wishes to thank the staff of the Grand Theatre, MPBN for their support, and most importantly all of the students that took part. We of course wish to thank all of the supporting teachers, parents and well wishers that came to the event to make it such an enjoyable afternoon.
News regarding the state final will appear shortly.