2023 El Dorado County Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud is returning to El Dorado County in 2023! Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation competition for high school students. In El Dorado County, the competition is administered by Arts and Culture El Dorado in partnership with the California Arts Council. A vehicle for inspiration and instruction, Poetry Out Loud provides…

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2022 El Dorado County Poetry Out Loud

2022 El Dorado County Poetry Out Loud First Place Kelsi Havercroft Union Mine High School Second Place Emily Lieber Oak Ridge High School Third Place Molly Grant Charter University Prep Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation competition for high school students. In El Dorado County, the competition is administered by Arts and Culture…

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2021 El Dorado County Poetry Out Loud

El Dorado County’s county-wide Poetry Out Loud Final Competition was held Monday, February 1, 2021. Sponsored by the California Arts Council, Poetry Out Loud (or POL) is a nationwide poetry recitation competition, inviting High School Students throughout the nation to memorize, interpret, and recite acclaimed poems. Preparing a recitation allows students an intimate and thorough…

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2020 El Dorado County Poetry Out Loud

On February 6, 2020, the El Dorado County Poetry Out Loud championships were held at Imagination Theater. The tension was palpable and the excitement absorbing as five local high school students took the stage to compete for the privilege of advancing to the state Poetry Out Loud Finals in Sacramento. The evening began with a…

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2019 El Dorado County Poetry Out Loud

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, five High School Poetry Out Loud Champions took to the stage at Imagination Theater to compete for the title of El Dorado County Poetry Out Loud Champion. The evening was filled with memorable recitations of poems from classic and contemporary poets. From William Shakespeare to Maya Angelou, T.S. Elliot to…

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2018 El Dorado County Poetry Out Loud

On Friday, February 9, 2018, six El Dorado County high school students converged on the Imagination Theater stage to compete for the title of El Dorado County Poetry Out Loud Champion. In the end, only one would move on to the State Finals in March to compete for the title of California State Champion. The house…

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2017 El Dorado County Poetry Out Loud

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. 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. L-R:…

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