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State finals for Poetry Out Loud to be held March 12
First Published Mar 06 2013 05:46 pm • Last Updated Mar 06 2013 05:46 pm

Utah Arts & Museums just announced that the state finals for Poetry Out Loud, the national poetry recitation competition, will be held on March 12 at 7 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.

The Poetry Out Loud Utah state finals event is free and open to the public.

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The champion will go to Washington, D.C., on April 29 to represent Utah in the national finals and compete to win a $20,000 scholarship.

Approximately 3,549 students from 26 high schools around the state participated in Poetry Out Loud activities and competed in school and regional competitions.

Regional competitions were held in the Uintah Basin, Iron County, Utah County, Sanpete County, and the southern end of Salt Lake County.

Students will recite works they selected from an anthology of nearly 600 classic and contemporary poems. Students from the following schools will compete in the finals:

Union High School (Roosevelt)

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Lehi High School (Lehi)

Hurricane High School (Hurricane)

North Sanpete High School (Mt. Pleasant)

West Jordan High School (West Jordan)

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