POL Winners

The following students won the class competition.  They will compete in the school wide competition on Thursday, Jan. 21 during FOL.


  • Zach Nelson “The Ocean” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Sierra DeLoach “Personal” by Tony Hoagland
  • Aunia Ormond “All This and More” by Mary Karr
  • Teddy Croft “Cabezon” by Amy Beeder
  • Raisa Basargin “She Walks in Beauty” by Lord Byron
  • Cassidy Lush “God’s Secretary” by R.S. Gwynn

Poetry Out Loud

Find a poem here:  http://www.poetryoutloud.org/ 

How to choose a poem?  Check out the Find Poem link to Poetic Forms and Terms.  I find that I have a fancy for alliteration. I also like poems that rhyme (couplets, rhymed stanzas, sonnets).  This section has information about each form and a definition for the term.  Take your time, but use the time to browse and find a poem.  You will be spending some quality time with this poem and I encourage to find one that you like.

  1. Write your poem by hand; handwritten poems due Friday, January 8 by 3:30PM
  2. Print or type two copies of your poem (one you will use for analysis and one will be used by the judges during your recitation)
  3. Memorize your poem

Class Competitions:  Tuesday January 19, 2016

  • Your grade will be based on your presentation to the class
    • physical presence
    • voice and articulation
    • dramatic appropriateness
    • evidence of understanding
    • overall performance
  • Other factors include the difficulty of the poem and accuracy of the recitation
  • Prizes for each class winner

School Competition will be during FOL on Thursday January 21, 2016