14 Schools Participated in Poetry Out Loud
Congratulations to Arielle Herman, a senior at Monte Vista High School in Danville, the first-place winner of the  2015 Contra Costa County Poetry Out Loud countywide competition. Arielle traveled to Sacramento March 15 to compete in the statewide competition. Arielle wasn't a finalist, but did well and proudly represented Contra Costa.

Congratulations as well to runner-up Kara Lenci, an 11th grader with the Truthtrackers Homeschool Co-op. Thanks to all of this year's Poetry Out Loud participants, who represented 14 high schools throughout Contra Costa County in the 2014-15 school year.

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          Arielle Herman, reciting for POL CCC Competition  
       
Poetry Out Loud is a
 high school recitation contest sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Winners of high school competitions move on to a countywide competition, and then on to state and national finals. 

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         2015 Poetry Out Loud Countywide Participants 

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