POETRY OUT LOUD

2017 El Dorado County Poetry Out Loud Finals

We had a great night of recitations and camaraderie. Imagination Theater was absolutely electric with excitement and encouragement. It was an evening to remember!

And The Winners Are...

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El Dorado County Champion, Zoey Eddy from Oak Ridge High School

Eddy will go on to compete in the State Finals in Sacramento March 13 and 14, 2017

Photography by Karen Schmauz

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L-R: Third Place, Alessandra Jester from Charter University Prep; First Place, Zoey Eddy from Oak Ridge High School; Second Place, Anna Salvestrin from Union Mine High School

Photography by Karen Schmauz

Congratulations to all our High School Finalists!

L-R: Olivia Robertson, Golden Sierra High; Kaitlyn Stahl, Ponderosa High; Anna Salvestrin, Union Mine High Kassidy Brown, El Dorado High; Alessandra Jester, Charter University Prep; Zoey Eddy, Oak Ridge High; Jesus Jimenez, Independence High

L-R: Olivia Robertson, Golden Sierra High School; Kaitlyn Stahl, Ponderosa High School; Anna Salvestrin, Union Mine High School; Kassidy Brown, El Dorado High School; Alessandra Jester, Charter University Prep; Zoey Eddy, Oak Ridge High School; Jesus Jimenez, Independence High School

Photography by Karen Schmauz

Announcing the Inaugural

El Dorado County 

Poetry Out Loud Outstanding Teacher Award

Jack Carman from Independence High School was honored on Tuesday night during the County Finals as the first recipient of the Poetry Out Loud Outstanding Teacher Award. He was chosen by the Arts Council for inspiring creativity and fostering a deeper understanding of literature and poetry.
Thank you for all you do, Jack!

About Poetry Out Loud

The aim of Poetry Out Loud is to encourage the study and appreciation of great poetry. Students engaged in the program not only learn about their literary heritage but also build self-confidence through mastering public speaking skills. Now in its eleventh year of national competition, Poetry Out Loud has inspired millions of high school students to discover the beauty and brilliance of the literary canon.