CRHS student moves on to state poetry competition
— 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.