Poetry Out Loud finals held Friday at Capitol

Published: 3/8/2017 5:36:35 PM

Eleven high school students will perform poems they prepared for a chance to win college scholarships.

The finals will be held at the State House in Representatives Hall at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Students selected a poem from a collection compiled by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation and prepared it for presentation.

The finalists, selected from high-school level competitions, have been awarded merit scholarships from the New Hampshire Institute of Art and Southern New Hampshire University, if they choose to attend. The state champion will also have the opportunity to get a scholarship from New England College or Plymouth State College, if the student enrolls there.

The winner of the state contest will go to the national competition in Washington, D.C., and compete for a $50,000 prize.

Viewing of the finals is free; for more information, visit nh.gov/nharts.

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