CRHS stu­dent moves on to state poetry com­pe­ti­tion

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— Colonel Richard­son High School se­nior Jeanette Banko re­cently par­tic­i­pated in the Poetry Out Loud re­gional com­pe­ti­tion in Ch­ester­town, and was one of three stu­dents cho­sen to con­tinue to the state com­pe­ti­tion.

Banko re­cited three po­ems: “The Idler” by Alice Moore Dun­bar Nel­son, “Quite Frankly” by Mark Hal­l­i­day and “Au­gust 12 in the Ne­braska Sand Hills Watch­ing the Per­seids Me­teor Shower” by Twyla Hansen.

“I be­came in­volved in Poetry Out Loud be­cause I love poetry,” said Banko. “By par­tic­i­pat­ing, I get the chance to find new po­ems I love and share them.”

The state com­pe­ti­tion will be held March 10 at the Bal­ti­more Mu­seum of Art.

Poetry Out Loud en­cour­ages stu­dents to learn about great poetry through mem­o­riza­tion and recita­tion. This pro­gram helps stu­dents mas­ter pub­lic speak­ing skills, build self-con­fi­dence and learn about lit­er­ary his­tory and con­tem­po­rary life. Since 2005, Poetry Out Loud has grown to reach more than 3 mil­lion stu­dents and 50,000 teach­ers from 10,000 schools in ev­ery state, Wash­ing­ton, D.C., the U.S. Vir­gin Is­lands and Puerto Rico.

JEANETTE BANKO

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