Congratulations to Allie Hardy who today advanced to the state finals for Poetry Out Loud based on the strength of her recitations of Sweetness by Stephen Dunn and These Poems, She Said by Robert Bringhurst. The competition was incredibly tough among the 15 state semifinalists, only 5 of whom were selected to advance to the state finals, which will be next Sunday at 9:30 in downtown Boston.
Allie is now one of only 20 remaining competitors in the state, out of the more than 20,000 who participated in the competition, and she must now memorize a third poem for the state finals. She has selected Revenge by Elizabeth Letitia Landon.
Congratulations again to Allie! Great job!!