Poetry Out Loud
Under the direction of English Department Chairperson, Carol Cahill, six Rockland High School students participated in the annual Poetry Out Loud contest on Feb. 4.
Each of the students performed two poems which they chose from the Poetry Out Loud website. Eden Dalton was judged as the winner this year with Adiza Alasa coming in second and Yousra Bendarkawi coming in third.
Dalton will represent our school at the Cape Cod Regional Competition in South Yarmouth on Sunday, March 6th. The contest will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center located at 307 Old Main, in South Yarmouth
Poetry Out Loud Contestants – 2016
I felt a Funeral in my Brain
I Find no Peace
It was not Death, for I stood up
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
The Obligation to Be Happy
Ways of Talking
On an Unsociable Family
All This and More
England in 1819
Judging the contestants were Karen Bonn, Bill Boyer, Elizabeth Morrell and Laura Whitaker. The judges evaluated each student’s performance on physical presence, voice and articulation, dramatic appropriateness, evidence of understanding and overall performance. Accuracy scorer was RHS English teacher, Amanda McDonough.
Ms. Cahill was pleased with the competition and the performers. “This was a young group of competitors who, I hope, will return to the competition next year.”
Rockland High has done well in Poetry Out Loud through the years.
Good luck to Eden in the regionals!