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Monte Vista junior wins 'Poetry Out Loud'

Winner going to state in poetry competition

In its first year participating in the nationwide Poetry Out Loud competition, Monte Vista High School put in a strong showing, sending one student on to compete at the statewide level in Sacramento.

MVHS junior Diane Rodriguez, 16, took part in the regional competition Feb. 8, after placing first in the schoolwide competition in late January.

In the February event, she went up against students from 12 other local schools to move on to the state event. The competition was held at Dougherty Valley High School and included:

• De La Salle High School

• Acalanes High School

• Dougherty Valley High School

• California High School

• Independence High School

Poetry Out Loud is a program put on by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation in partnership with the State Arts Agencies of the United States. The program encourages students to learn about poetry through memorization and performance. It helps student to master public speaking skills and build self confidence.

For placing first in the event, Rodriguez was awarded a $300 prize and goes on to take part in the State competition to be held March 22-23 in Sacramento.

Comments

Posted by B. Lynn Goodwin, a resident of Danville
on Feb 11, 2009 at 11:19 am

Congratulations, Diane. Good luck at the state competition. Keep writing.

B. Lynn Goodwin
www.writeradvice.com


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