El Dorado County Champion, Zoey Eddy from Oak Ridge High SchoolEddy went on to compete in the State Finals in Sacramento March 13 and 14, 2017Photography by Karen Schmauz

El Dorado County Champion, Zoey Eddy from Oak Ridge High School

Eddy went on to compete in the State Finals in Sacramento
March 13 and 14, 2017.

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L-R: Third Place, Alessandra Jester from Charter University Prep; First Place, Zoey Eddy from Oak Ridge High School; Second Place, Anna Salvestrin from Union Mine High School.

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L-R: Olivia Robertson, Golden Sierra High School; Kaitlyn Stahl, Ponderosa High School; Anna Salvestrin, Union Mine High School; Kassidy Brown, El Dorado High School; Alessandra Jester, Charter University Prep; Zoey Eddy, Oak Ridge High School; Jesus Jimenez, Independence High School.

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Jack Carman from Independence High School was honored during the County Finals as the first recipient of the Poetry Out Loud Outstanding Teacher Award. He was chosen by the Arts Council for inspiring creativity and fostering a deeper understanding of literature and poetry.

Photography by Karen Schmauz.