Four Windsor Co. students head to Poetry Out Loud state competition

Four Windsor County students are heading to the Barre Opera House on Wednesday and Thursday, March 12  and 13 to compete in the 2014 Vermont Poetry Out Loud State Competition. There they will meet students from other Vermont high schools, all striving to win the state championship in the national poetry recitation competition and move on to the National Competition in April.

These students have won their individual high school’s competition and thus a spot in the state competition. They are:

  • Emily Garcia Tornquist, Green Mountain Union High School, Chester
  • Clara Henderson, the Sharon Academy, Sharon
  • Molly LaFromboise, Whitcomb High School, Bethel
  • Alyssa Rivera, Woodstock Union High School, Woodstock

The students competing in this year’s Poetry Out Loud State Competition represent 40 high schools in 12 of Vermont’s 14 counties. Nearly 5,000 Vermont high school students participated in classroom competitions and winners proceeded to school competitions. Following the state competition. The winner then heads to the National Competition in Washington, D.C., where he or she will compete against champions from every state in the country.

To learn more, contact Ben Doyle, Education and Community Arts Program Manager: or 802-828-3778.

To learn more about the Windsor County competitions contact:

Dylan Bate, Green Mountain Union High School,;
Charlie McMeekin, The Sharon Academy,;
Kathryn Strauss, Whitcomb High School,;
Martha Perkins, Woodstock Union High School,

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