Monday, February 11, 2013
CCSD hosts Poetry Out Loud contest Feb. 12

Thirty students from more than 1,000 initial competitors across Clark County will perform their finest poetry recitations in the Poetry Out Loud semi-finals on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the West Charleston Library Theater, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas. The participants represent 15 local schools, and the winners will advance to the Nevada finals in Reno on March 16 to compete for a $1,000 scholarship and $1,000 for their school’s literary programs. Poetry Out Loud encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation and helps students to master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage.