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Central Academy of Technology and Arts Keeps the Title for UCPS Poetry Outloud Competition
On Monday, January 31, 2011, at Porter Ridge HS, we had a great turn-out for the District Poetry Out Loud competition. Thirteen very talented contestants from Central Academy, Cuthbertson, Piedmont, Porter Ridge, and Weddington high schools representing the top winners at each of their school-level competitions. (Cheryl Nelson, HS English Curriculum Coordinator and Casey Swoope, CATA, 1st place winner above)
The winner is Casey Swoope at Central Academy who recited â€œEnigmaâ€ by Anne Stevenson and â€œOn Monsierâ€™s Departureâ€ by Queen Elizabeth I. Casey is a senior at CATA who â€œloves reading, singing, and going to see live theatre.â€ Casey's English teacher is Jennifer Clark.
The alternate is Kristin Geczi, a freshman at Weddington High School. She recited â€œNumbersâ€ by Mary Cornish and â€œSilenceâ€ by Thomas Hood. Kristinâ€™s favorite poem is â€œFire and Iceâ€ by Robert Frost because she likes â€œhow he doesnâ€™t necessarily personify them, but simply connects fire and ice with feelings.â€ Kristin's English teacher is Scotti Youngman.
Casey Swoope will travel to Raleigh on March 5 to compete in the North Carolina Poetry Out Loud completion to be held at North Carolina Museum of History Auditorium. We all wish Casey best of luck representing Union County Public Schools! (Cheryl Nelson, HS English Curriculum Coordinator and Kristin Geczi, WHS, 2nd place winner below)
Written by: Dana Crosson
Posted: Feb 21, 2011 by Dana Crosson