Sophomore Wins Poetry Out Loud Contest

At right is Poetry Out Loud regional
winner Lily Hargis ('14)
Lily Hargis ('14) was named the regional winner at the Poetry Out Loud competition, held at Theatre IV last Thursday. Hargis won for her recitation of two poems, Time does not bring relief; you all have lied by Edna St. Vincent Millay and The Blues Don’t Change by Al Young.

Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud was designed to encourage high school students to learn about poetry through memorization and performance.  
Region 5B included school champions from St. Catherine’s, St. Christopher’s, Open and Thomas Jefferson IB schools. Hargis and runner-up Keaton Hillman from St. Christopher’s will now advance to the state finals, to be held at the Empire Theater on March 15. 

Each state winner for Poetry Out Loud receives a $200 cash award, a $500 school stipend, and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete at nationals for a $20,000 prize. 

Best wishes for continued success at the state finals, Lily!