Poetry Out Loud

Like many things this school year, the Weber English Department's participation in Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation competition for high school students, has adapted to a new, digital format.
 
In December, students in Weber's sophomore Reading the World classes were tasked with selecting poems from the Poetry Out Loud online anthology to memorize and recite. English teachers Sam Bradford and Sarah Roquemore worked with students on analyzing and understanding their chosen poems, and challenged students to apply their analysis through the art and skill of poetry recitation. On the last day before winter break, students participated in digital classroom competitions by submitting video recordings of their recitations. From those competitions, five sophomores were selected as class champions. These students then advanced to the school-wide competition, also digital, where a panel of judges reviewed and scored each recitation.
 
Congratulations to our winner Liana Bernstein who has qualified to compete at the regional level.
 
Please also congratulate our runner-up Eva Beresin as well as the other class champions who competed in the school-wide competition, Jackson Nozick, Carmi Nemhauser, and Gil Slomka.
 
 
Thanks also to our judges: Theatre Director Brad Bass, English Teacher Corinne Skott, and Social Studies teacher Dr. Jon Schmitt!
 
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