Poetry Out Loud turns it up with big turn out

News story by: Miranda Haidusek

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, the Poetry Out Loud competition took place during all lunches. Senior, Sierra Sheppard took the stand first during B lunch, reciting the poem, “It Couldn’t Be Done” by Edgar Guest. This was Sheppard’s second time competing after making it to the state finals last year.

“I really like poetry in general. My sophomore year I got 3rd place and last year I got to state level,” Sheppard said.

Sophomore, Chaunery Tanguay, recited the poem, “The Tide Rises The Tide Falls” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

“This was my first year of doing the Poetry Out Loud Competition. Going into the event, I was unsure and scared, not knowing what was going to happen. But in the end I felt like I was confident and read my poem very well. I’ll definitely be doing it again next year,” said Tanguay.

Both new and old faces attended the OP competition this year.

According to co-cordinator for the event, Lori Dameron, this was the best turn out yet.