On Friday, February 2nd at 6 PM, the San Benito County Arts Council will present its 3rd annual high school contest for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The competition, presented in partnership with San Benito High School and Aromas San Juan Unified School District, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry –both classic and contemporary- through memorization, performance, and competition.
Since 2005, Poetry Out Loud has reached more than 3.3 million students and 50,000 teachers from 12,000 schools nationwide. This February, Poetry Out Loud will take place in San Benito County for the third time with support from the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation.
The public is invited to attend the competition from 6-8 PM at Anzar High School, Room 206, to watch students from San Benito and Anzar high schools compete in the County Finals. The winner of this competition will advance to the California State Poetry Out Loud contest. Attendance is free and open to the public, although seating is limited.