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Regional Competition

New Jersey holds five Regional Competitions in February 2014 to determine the ten students who will compete at the NJ Poetry Out Loud State Finals. Two champions will be named at each Regional Competition. Congratulations to the regional champions!

The Regions

Region 1: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties

Location: Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts
Competition Date: February 6, 2014
Contact: Noreen Scott-Garrity, Associate Director of Exhibitions
ngarrity@camden.rutgers.edu | phone: 856.225.6306

Region 1 Champions:
Gareth Haynes, Doane Academy
Ashley Ungvarsky, Cinnaminson High School

Region 2: Counties: Mercer, Middlesex, Ocean, Monmouth, and Somerset counties

Location: Two River Theater Company
Competition Date: February 4, 2014 (CANCELLED) - February 11, 2014
Contact: Tammy Herman, NJ Poetry Out Loud State Coordinator
tammy.herman@sos.state.nj.us | phone: 609.292.4435

Region 2 Champions:
Lucy Wang from Holmdel High School
Natasha Vargas from Lawrence High School

Region 3: Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic counties

Location: BergenPAC
Competition Date: February 10, 2014
Contact: Carol Messer, Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs
cmesser@co.bergen.nj.us | phone: 201.336.7276

Region 3 Champions:
Noah Jarrett from Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan
Matthew DeMarco from Dumont High School

Region 4: Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex, Union, and Warren counties

Location: Mayo Performing Arts Center
Competition Date: February 12, 2014
Contact: Cathy Roy, Education Director
croy@mayoarts.org | phone: 973.539.0345

Region 4 Champions:

Ankita Mohapatra from Morris County School of Technology
Christelle Chua from Mother Seton Regional High School

Region 5: Essex County
Location: South Orange Performing Arts Center
Competition Date: February 13, 2014 (CANCELLED) - To be rescheduled
Contact: Linda Beard, Manager of Education and Community Programs
lindab@sopacnow.org | phone: 973.382.1035



2014 NJPOL Regional Champions
Photos by Nicole Kosar.


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