.

Poetry Comes to Life at Calhoun

Students took part in the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest.

Calhoun High School students gave poetry new life during their recent Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest.

Poetry Out Loud is a contest that fosters an appreciation of poetry through memorization, performance and competition.

The thirty-two students who participated selected a poem in which they read in front of a large audience and panel of judges. 

Scoring was based on voice and articulation, dramatic appropriateness, physical presence, evidence of understanding, level of complexity and overall performance. 

Students first competed in their individual English classes, with class winners progressing to the school-wide competition.

 “Through the competition, students learned the value of poetry and competition, the importance of public speaking skills and how to portray themselves in a mature, intellectual way, ” English Department Chairperson Kim Serpe said. 

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »