Poetry Out Loud

Congratulations to Maggie Odom, Hawaii’s Poetry Out Loud State Champion! Maggie Odom recited “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus, “Movement Song” by Audre Lord, and “Monet Refuses the Operation” by Lisel Mueller at the state finals on Sunday, February 24. Maggie is a student at Le Jardin Academy, where she also won their 2019 Le ...
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Congratulations to Nicholas Amador, Hawaii’s Poetry Out Loud State Champion! Nicholas will compete in the national finals April 23-25 in Washington D.C. at the Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University. The national semifinals and finals will be webcast live by Poetry Out Loud. Punahou School senior Nicholas Amador is Hawaii’s Poetry Out Loud state champion for ...
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September 10 – 16, 2017: National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Passed by Congress in 2010 through House Resolution 275, the celebration is designated to bring attention to this cause for elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable ...
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Calling all high school students interested in reciting great poetry! The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation are once again sponsoring Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation competition with thousands of dollars in prizes and an opportunity for one Hawaii winner to compete with other state winners in Washington, DC for ...
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  Hawai‘i student Nicholas Amador placed second in the National Poetry Out Loud Competition in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Nicholas recited “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold, “Lions” by Sandra McPherson and “Windy City” by Stuart Dybek. The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) congratulates Nicholas and Punahou School’s Poetry ...
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Congratulations to Nicholas Amador, Poetry Out Loud Hawai‘i State Champion. Nicholas is a junior at Punahou School and continued on to the national competition in April. He was the Hawai‘i State Champion in 2016 and placed third nationally. The Poetry Out Loud Contest Hawai‘i State Finals took place on Sunday, February 12, 2017, with 14 ...
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Poetry Out Loud Hawaii 2016 Punahou School sophomore Nicholas Amador placed 3rd in the National Poetry Out Loud Competition in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Nicholas recited “Fishing on the Susquehanna” by Billy Collins, “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” by Walt Whitman, and “Thoughtless Cruelty” by Charles Lamb. The Hawai‘i State Foundation ...
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2015 Poetry Out Loud Hawaii State Finals From a competitive field of 13 public, private and home schooled students, Ari Dalbert won the 2015 Poetry Out Loud state finals held at Tenney Theater Sunday, February 22, 2015. Dalbert’s final recitation was “Monstrance Man,” a poem by Ricardo Pau-­Llosa. He also recited William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 55: ...
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2014 Poetry Out Loud Hawaii State Champion Brady Jernigan, a junior from the Military Home Educators’ Network, traveled to Washington, D.C. to represent Hawai‘i in the 2014 Poetry Out Loud National Finals. A second time state winner, Brady had won a trip to the Nationals once before. Here, Brady answers some questions about the competition ...
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