Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Join us for the Maine State Poetry Out Loud Finals March 23
The state final for Poetry Out Loud is coming up fast and the excitement is mounting for all involved. We have our ten finalist who will are vying to represent Maine at the national finals in April.
These students have already progressed through their school competitions and a regional final to be among the final 10 from approximately 8,000 that began this journey in December. They are already champions and we at the Maine Arts Commission congratulate them all.
Facing them now is a live televised final at Bates College. They will recite their three chosen poems in front of a packed audience at the Olin Arts Center in Lewiston and be watched around the entire state live on MPBN.
The final begins at 1:45 pm on March 23. There are still some seats left at this event. If you would like to join us please visit our eventbrite page and sign up today.
Check the list of our ten finalists below to see who you will be cheering for on March 23.
The 2012 Maine State Poetry Out Loud Finalists
Bethanie Brown, Waterville Sr. High School
Joshua Elwood, Bangor High School
Monica Frempong, Morse High School
Eloise Harnett, Gardiner Area High School
Brianna Housman, Searsport District High School
Avery Laderer, Boothbay Region High School
Tyler O’Brien, Merriconeag Waldorf High School
Makaela Reinke, George Stevens Academy
Kiana Sawyer, Portland High School
Ellyn Touchette, Gorham High School