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CATA Student Wins District Poetry Out Loud Competition

Adam Tarlton congratulates his student Roni Rose on her First Place award in the UCPS Poetry Out Loud District Competition.

On Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. at Central Academy of Technology & Arts, eleven UCPS students from four schools, along with teachers, parents, and friends, came together for the District Level Poetry Out Loud Competition.

Eleven very talented contestants from Central Academy, Cuthbertson, Monroe, and Weddington High Schools represented the top winners at each of their school-level competitions.

First Place district winner is Roni Rose from Central Academy who recited “Requests for Toy Piano” by Tony Hoagland” and “Solitude” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Roni is a sophomore in Adam Tarlton’s Honors English II class at CATA, and she enjoys “reading, dancing, and travel.” By winning at the classroom, school, and district competition, Roni will be representing Union County Public Schools at the Statewide Poetry Out Loud semifinals and finals held in Greensboro at the Greensboro Public Library, 219 North Church Street, Greensboro, N.C. 27401. This event is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend.

National Poetry Out Loud finals will be held in Washington, DC, in April.

Poetry Out Loud is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. http://www.ncarts.org/freeform_scrn_template.cfm?ffscrn_id=247&


Written by: Deb Christensen
Posted: Jan 30, 2013 by Deb Christensen

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