Poetry Out Loud, a free national program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, encourages high school students across the country to learn about great works of classic and contemporary poetry through memorization and recitation. Not only do they share their interpretation and delivery of poetry; they also vie for awards and scholarships totaling $50,000.
Congratulations to our 2016 State Champion,
Celeste Sena of Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School,
who made New Jersey proud by representing our state in the
National Finals on May 3 in Washington, DC.
See State Champion Celeste Sena perform in the 2016 New Jersey Poetry Out Loud State Finals: