2017 Michigan  State Champ Selected! #PoetryOutLoud @mihumanities

2017 Michigan  State Champ Selected! 

MaryKate Wright of Owosso High School, was named the  2017 Michigan Poetry Out Loud State Champion after a day-long recitation competition at Lansing Convention Center in Lansing on March 3.

Ms. Wright took top honors among 39 student competitors, reciting “When You Are Old” by William Butler Yeats in her final round. First runner-up was Lyndon DeFoe of University High School, Lathrup Village, second runner-up was Arrianna Lister of Roosevelt High School, Wyandotte, and third runner-up was a tie between Grace Garver of Petoskey High School and Paige MacGillis of Williamston High School.

As the state champion, Ms. Wright received a $200 cash award, $500 stipend for her school and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to represent Michigan at the National Poetry Out Loud competition in April 2017. The national competition will be live-streamed at www.poetryoutloud.org.

Visit our Facebook page for more photos and video from the competition.  

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