Students Compete in School-Wide Poetry Recitation Competition

On Monday, January 9, Archer held its third annual Poetry Out Loud school-wide competition. Thirteen students, each the winners of their respective classroom-level competitions, competed in two rounds of poetry recitations. Contestants were scored in a number of categories, including dramatic appropriateness, evidence of understanding, and accuracy. 
Congratulations to Archer’s 2023 Poetry Out Loud winner Anaiya A. ’24, as well as Remi C. ’24 and Allie Y. ’25, who came in as first and second runners-up. Anaiya A. ’24 will move on to compete in the Los Angeles-wide competition. 
Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, and local arts agencies, including the California Arts Council and Los Angeles Office of Education. This program fosters critical thinking and analysis of both canonical and contemporary poetry while providing the additional benefit of increasing students’ self-confidence in public speaking and performance. 

Ms. Keelty, who organizes Archer’s Poetry Out Loud competition said, “I was incredibly proud of all of the students who competed in Poetry Out Loud this year, at the classroom level and beyond. Yesterday’s event showcased so much dedication, talent, and vulnerability on the part of each contestant. All of the contestants selected excellent poems, delivered their performance with passion, and truly engaged both the audience and the judges.”
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