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Poetry Out Loud is a free, national arts education program available to all high school students in Pennsylvania.  Students study some of the world’s finest poetry and ultimately take part in recitation competitions – all the while, students improve their public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and of course, learn about our literary heritage.  > Teachers:  Follow this LINK to review how Poetry Out Loud is aligned with Common Core Standards
The 2014 Pennsylvania State Finals took place on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Governor’s Residence.
  
Elliot Davidson, a sophomore at Lewisburg Area High School in Union County is Pennsylvania’s 2014 “Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest” champion.