MENDOCINO COUNTY POETRY OUT LOUD FINALS AT THE ARENA THEATER Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
3:45pm at the Arena Theater, Point Arena, CA
At 3:45pm, on Tuesday, Feb 4th at the Arena Theater in Point Arena (214 Main Street, downtown Point Arena), high school poets from Developing Virtue Boys School in Ukiah, Developing Virtue Girls School in Ukiah, Point Arena High School, Point Arena Community Charter High School, and Mendocino Community Charter High School competed for the chance to become the Mendocino County representative at the March 23-24, 2014 State Finals of the Poetry Out Loud Recitation Competition in the State Senate Chambers in Sacramento.
Our winners are: Joanne Ho, Developing Virtue Girls School in Ukiah, and runner up Alejandro Gracia-Zhang, Developing Virtue Boys School in Ukiah.
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 7th—Poetry Out Loud continues to grow and will culminate in the National Finals in Washington, DC, on April 29-30, 2014. 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. For more information about Poetry Out Loud, visit www.poetryoutloud.org
Joanna Ho, 2014 Mendocino County
Poetry Out Loud Champion
Alejandro Gracia-Zhang, 2014 Mendocino County Poetry Out Loud Runner Up
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COAST HIGH SCHOOL POETRY SLAM (PAHS, PCCHS, MHS, MCHS, FBHS)
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Immediately following POL at the Arena Theater, Point Arena, CA
The14th 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 four Mendocino County poets---Fred Mitouer, Meredith Beam, Kelley Kieve and Richey Wasserman, with help from Dan Beam.
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.
Serendipity, 114.5—(Mendocino team) - three poems slammed
Rosa, 107.5—(Mendocino team) - three poems slammed
Maya, 106—(Mendocino team) - three poems slammed
Eden, 105.5—(Mendocino team) - three poems slammed
Isabel, 99.5—(Mendocino team) - three poems slammed
Amanda Cole, 99.5—(Point Arena team) - three poems slammed
Amanda Poe, 99.5—(Point Arena team) - three poems slammed
Rachel Kritz, 97—(Point Arena team) - three poems slammed
Mariana, 68—(Mendocino team) - two poems slammed
Auriel, 66.5—(Mendocino team) - two poems slammed
COUNTYWIDE HIGH SCHOOL POETRY SLAM ( FBHS, MHS, PAHS, AVHS, UHS, WHS)
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
4:00pm at the Matheson Performing Arts Center, Mendocino High School, Mendocino, CA
On Tuesday, April 29th 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, Ukiah and Willits shared their original poetry at the 14th annual MCOE/CPITS Countywide High School Poetry Slam. The event was judged by Joe Smith, Marylyn Motherbear Scott, Nancy Liela Wallace-Nelson, Cristie Holliday, with content, performic ability, and audience response influencing their decision. The slam is sponsored by the Mendocino County Office of Education and California Poets in the Schools, with support from MHS, MCCHS, PAHS, PCCHS, UKS & WHS
Individual Top Scores (poets who slammed all three rounds)
Ukiah High School = 663.50 (total derrived from three rounds, 6 poems each) Rebecca Ortega---113.5 (3 poems)
Adelene Villarreal---37 (1 poem)
Vanessa Ilar---73 (2 poems)
Susan Tognoli---73.5 (2 poems)
Angela Van Patton---67 (2 poems)
Quincy Boyle---38.5 (1 poem)
Kylie Spence---75 (2 poems)
Maegan Jones---76.5 (2 poems)
Jazlyn Kraft---109.5 (3 poems)
Mendocino = 614 (6 poets slamming three rounds)
Fort Bragg High School = 208 (two poets slamming three rounds) Julia Ravella---107.5
coaches, please click here for the Judges Form
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