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January 14, 2014

Niskayuna students perform Poetry Out Loud, two advance to regional competition

It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the 2014 Poetry Out Loud Competition held in the Niskayuna High School Little Theater on Tuesday, January 14. Students, staff and parents were in attendance.

The Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest is a National Arts Education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering a recitation competition to high schools across the country. Created in partnership by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, it was implemented as a way to foster the next generation of great poets.

More than 35 students performed a variety of poems from classic to contemporary. All had been chosen as the most accomplished poets in their relative English classes.

The winners are as follows:

Sonja Dahl - senior
Nikos Assimakopolous - sophomore

These winners will advance to the regional competition on Monday, February 10 from 6-8 pm. The State University at Cobleskill will host the event. On behalf of the English Department, we would like to congratulate all those who participated, especially the winners.