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-- On Friday, November 22, eleven students from eight schools in three South Alabama counties will compete in the Alabama Region 1 contest, determining who will move on to the state competition in February.
The program will begin at 11 a.m. in the Ben May Main Library's Bernheim Hall, located at 701 Government St.
A reception will follow and admission is free.
Poetry Out Loud () is an annual national recitation contest for high school students sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.
Competition begins in the classroom, with winners moving to school, regional, state and national levels. The top winner collects a ,000 cash prize, plus 0 for his or her school's library.
On Friday, eight students will recite poems selected from an official anthology in three rounds and three students will recite original poetry.
Friday's contestants are:
Lashondra Denise Grice, 10th grade, McKenzie High School in Butler County
Kodi Raeann McCullough, 11th grade, Georgiana School in Butler County
Samantha Marie Messina, 11th grade, Fairhope High School in Baldwin County
Samantha Addison Moore, 11th grade, Foley High School in Baldwin County
Zaria Shanell Rodgers, 8th grade, Excel High School in Monroe County
Norman W. Schmitz, 12th grade, Greenville High School in Butler County
Erin Danielle Thomas, 12th grade, Spanish Fort High School in Baldwin County
Abigail Leigh Wiggins, 12th grade, Spanish Fort High School in Baldwin County
George E. Williams, 11th grade, Robertsdale High School in Baldwin County
Alyssa Brianna Anderson, 9th grade, Excel High School in Monroe County
Catie N Wright, 11th grade, McKenzie High School in Butler County
For more information, contact Charlie Smoke at 251-432-9796 or .
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