Monday, February 7, 2011
Good luck to Jessy Forsmo-Shadid in Poetry Out Loud contest
Good luck to Jessy Forsmo-Shadid, 15, a sophomore at Kuna High, who will again be representing Kuna High at the State Poetry Out Loud finals to be held in Nampa in February.
Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest was created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Poetry Out Loud is administered in partnership with state arts agencies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
Each winner at the state level will receive $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip with an adult chaperone to Washington to compete for the national championship. The state winner’s school will receive a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. The first runner-up in each state will receive $100, with $200 for his or her school library. A total of $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be awarded at the National Finals.