MENDOCINO COUNTY POETRY OUT LOUD FINALS AT THE ARENA THEATER Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
4pm at the Arena Theater, Point Arena, CA
At 4pm, on Tuesday, Feb 10th at the Arena Theater in Point Arena (214 Main Street, downtown Point Arena), high school poets from Developing Virtue Girls School in Ukiah, Point Arena High School, Point Arena Community Charter High School, Ukiah High School, and Mendocino Community Charter High School competed for the chance to become the Mendocino County representative at the February 28-29, 2016 State Finals of the Poetry Out Loud Recitation Competition in the State Senate Chambers in Sacramento.
A collaborative effort of local teachers, the National Endowment For the Arts, the California Arts Council, the California Poets In the Schools and the Arts Council of Mendocino County, Poetry Out Loud encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.
After successful pilot programs in Washington, DC, and Chicago in 2005, the second phase of Poetry Out Loud was launched in high schools across America in the spring of 2006 with tens of thousands of students participating. Last year over 400,000 students competed, and this year—the program’s 8th—Poetry Out Loud continues to grow and will culminate in the National Finals in Washington, DC, on May 2-4, 2016. At the National level, the first place student receives a $20,000 award; second receives $10,000 and the third $5000, and 4-9th place finishers receive $1000 each. Each of the top 10 competitors also receives a $500 donation to their schools for the purchase of books.
The event was made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, The Poetry Foundation, California Poets In the Schools, The Arts Council of Mendocino County, and the Arena Theater. Special thanks to the Arena Market & Coop and the Point Arena Pizzas & Cream for their generous food donations. For more information about Poetry Out Loud, visit www.poetryoutloud.org
Winner Vanessa Ilar, Ukiah High School
Runner Up: Denise Cao, Developing Virtue Secondary School, Girls Division
COAST HIGH SCHOOL POETRY SLAM (PAHS, PCCHS, MHS, MCHS, FBHS)
Tuesday, February 2th, 2016
Immediately following POL at the Arena Theater, Point Arena, CA
The16th annual Coast High Schools Poetry Slam took place immediately after POL. It was free and open to the public. High school poets from Point Arena and Mendocino shared their original poetry at the MCOE/CPITS Coast High School Poetry Slam. The event was judged by three Mendocino County poets---Daniel Essman, Laraine Matheson, and Fred Mitouer, with additional assistance from Lisa Riboli.
These events are sponsored by the Mendocino County Office of Education, California Poets in the Schools, the California Arts Council and the National Endowment of the Arts with the generous support of the Arena Theater. The slam was sponsored by the Mendocino County Office of Education and California Poets in the Schools with the generous support of the Arena Theater. Additional donations provided by The Arena Market and Cafe and Surf Supermarket.
UKIAH HIGH SCHOOL
Vanessa Ilar: 83.5 (3 rounds)
Autumn Long: 84.5 (3 rounds)
Miranda Borges: 79 (3 rounds)
Abigail Au: 81 (3 rounds)
POINT ARENA HS
Fabian: 58.5 (2 rounds)
Moriah: 82.5 (3 rounds)
Amanda Turlow: 26 (1 round)
COUNTYWIDE HIGH SCHOOL POETRY SLAM ( FBHS, MHS, PAHS, AVHS, UHS, WHS)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
4:00pm at the Matheson Performing Arts Center, Mendocino High School, Mendocino, CA
On Tuesday, May 3, at the Mendocino High School Matheson Performing Arts Center (MHS Campus, Ford Street, off Little Lake Rd, Mendocino), high school poets from Mendocino, Point Arena, and Ukiah shared their original poetry at the 16th annual MCOE/CPITS Countywide High School Poetry Slam. The event was judged by Marilyn Motherbear Scott, Oasis Hanson and Marinela Miclea, with content, performic ability, and audience response influencing their decision. The slam was sponsored by the Mendocino County Office of Education and California Poets in the Schools, with support from MHS, MCCHS, PAHS, PCCHS & UHS
Individual Top Scores (poets who slammed all three rounds)
1st: Autumn Long, 84.5 2nd: Abigail Au, 84 3rd: Vanessa Ilar, 83 4th: Oliver Rose, 82 4th: Angela Van Patten, 82
Ukiah HS (3 rounds unless otherwise noted - in slam performance order) Vanessa Ilar, 83 Miranda Borges, 73 Dylan Deguzman, 73 Angela Van Patten, 82 Abigail Au, 84 Autumn Long, 84.5 Point Arena (3 rounds unless otherwise noted - in slam performance order) Monika Gonzales, 72 Fabian Rodriguez, 53 (2 rounds) Oliver Rose, 82 Brett Luther, 48 (2 rounds) Victoria Ignacio, 75 Abby Obuko, 74 Hector Luna, 74 Mendocino (3 rounds each unless otherwise noted - in slam performance order) Nicole Paravicini, 25 (1 round) Owen Drew, 24 (1 round) Shem Biggie, 75 Isaiah Davis, 74.5 Nami Dakers-Yasskin, 75.5 Cheyenne Brunner, 48 (2 rounds) Carmen Learles, 50 (2 rounds) Anakin Hall, 72
Congratulations to all the slammers - You speak of and to the soul of your generation. Thank you!
coaches, please click here for the Judges Form
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