Poetry Out Loud Winner


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Adianna Hall (’25) the winner of the Poetry out loud competition.

Raeleigh Meyer, Reporter

Wednesday, January 19, Adianna Hall (‘25) took first place winner in the Poetry Out Loud competition. This competition was all about memorizing poems and reciting them out loud. The competitors were able to choose poems of their choice.

“I felt a deep connection to each one, especially with the tone of each passage,” Hall (’25) said.

Hall recited three poems, “For My Daughter” written by Weldon Kees, “Women Who Love Angels” by Judith Ortiz Cofer, and “Acquainted with the Night” written by Robert Frost.

“I’ve always really loved poetry and I think it’s a great way to express how they feel, especially if they’re more introverted, and I saw an opportunity and I thought why not,” Hall said.

Hall’s favorite poem is “Women Who Love Angels”.

Remembering multiple poems can be stressful and hard, but not if you have a good study strategy.

“I do best with repetition, and I continued to practice and repeat them over and over again and memorized them by section,” Hall said.

Hall won $50 and will be competing in regionals on February 9 at the St.Charles Foundry Art Center. In the chance that Hall wins state, she will get an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D. C.

The second-place winner was Alex Ledbetter (‘25).