DuBois, PA – Students in DuBois will be taking to the stage today, not for a play, but for a poetry competition. It’s called Poetry Out Loud, a national program that encourages students to study a a piece of work by a famous poet, then read and perform it in front of their peers!
Students can choose from nearly 1,000 different poems, from classical to contemporary, sad to funny, and everything in between.
Performers are judged on the accuracy of their reading, but also their presence on stage, voice and articulation, dramatic appropriateness, and evidence that they actually understand the meaning of the poetry they are performing.
The winners will be selected first from the school-wide competitions, then will head to the regional competitions soon after, and ultimately could perform in Washington DC for a chance to win a $20,000 scholarship.
This will be the 15th year that DAHS has competed in Poetry Out Loud.
Click Here to visit the Poetry Out Loud website and learn more.
Listen to the full interview with Sierra Raab and Julia Wirths, two of the students competing in the DuBois Poetry Out Loud program.
Shown below: Julia Wirths and Sierra Raab, two DuBois students interviewed about the 2020 DAHS Poetry Out Loud competition