14 Schools Participated in Poetry Out Loud 2014-15!  

Congratulations to Arielle Herman, a senior at Monte Vista High School in Danville, the first-place winner of the 2015 Contra Costa County Poetry Out Loud countywide competition. Arielle traveled to Sacramento March 15 to compete in the statewide competition. Arielle wasn't a finalist, but did well and proudly represented Contra Costa.

Congratulations as well to runner-up Kara Lenci, an 11th grader with the Truthtrackers Homeschool Co-op. Thanks to all of this year's Poetry Out Loud participants, who represented 14 high schools throughout Contra Costa County in the 2014-15 school year.


Arielle Herman, reciting for POL CCC Competition 

Poetry Out Loud is a high school recitation contest sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Winners of high school competitions move on to a countywide competition, and then on to state and national finals.


2015 Poetry Out Loud Countywide Participants