Congratulations to Sevyn South, the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest champion from Village Home. Sevyn advanced from the Regional competition to the STATE POL competition on Friday 13th March, 5 p.m. at the Allied Video Production Studio, in Salem. The competition is open to the public — if you have a homeschooler who is inspired by poetry, come watch! The winner at state advances to nationals, with an all-expenses paid trip to Washington DC.
Sevyn is 15 years old, likes history and politics, and participated in his first Ethics Bowl this year. He is part of Portland Center Stage at The Armory‘s teen community, attends local theater as much as possible, and takes classes at Oregon Children’s Theatre. His favorite thing to do is to write and he hopes to pursue it as a career.
Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest for high school students, organized in Oregon by the Oregon Arts Commission in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Participants memorize and present poems, practicing public speaking skills while exploring the complexity of poetry.