Arts Council Napa Valley announces the Napa County finals for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest on February 8, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Lucky Penny Community Arts Center in Napa.
Ten high school students from five Napa County high schools will participate in the Poetry Out Loud Napa County finals. The winner will receive a $200 scholarship and the runner-up will receive $100 scholarship. The student that takes first place in the Napa County competition will go on to the California State Finals and will have a chance to compete in the National Finals in Washington, DC in May.
The competition, presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition.
Schools that are participating include American Canyon High School, New Tech High School, Vintage High School, Napa High School and Justin-Siena High School.
Attendance to Poetry Out Loud Napa County Competition is free and open to the public.