The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered once again with state arts agencies for the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. This competition allows students to master skills in public speaking, help to build self confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.
Warwick’s Poetry Out Loud School Contest was held on Tuesday, December 14, 2018.
The contest evaluation judges were Ms. Christina Bracken, Mrs. Carolyn Bogner, Mrs. Connie Hilliar, and Mrs. Sharon Wilson. The accuracy judge and contest supervisor were Mrs. Jamie H. Beyerle.
Warwick sophomore, Aaron Dickinson won the contest for his recitation of “The Tables Turned” by William Wordsworth.
Aaron will continue on to participate in the regional contest being held on January 29, 2019, at the Ware Center located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, P.A.
The winner of the regional contest will then compete in the state competition held at the State Museum in Harrisburg, that date is yet to be determined. The winner from the state competition will then advance to the national finals held in Washington D.C.