While we were saddened to see that Angel Vargas was not selected to move on to the national competition in Poetry Out Loud, we can take some solace in that the 2016 winner, Courtney Stewart from Springfield, is the first-ever three-time state champion in this competition, and is basically a poetry juggernaut. For what it is worth, we preferred Angel’s version of Ozymandias, which Courtney also recited in the finals. Great job, Angel, in representing BHS so well!
We’ve added two videos to our Poetry Out Loud page – one is a video of the 2016 finals, in case you missed them, and another is an interview that BCAT conducted with Mr. Lally about Poetry Out Loud, it’s history, and what it brings to Burlington High. You can find the video of the finals HERE and the interview HERE.
And thanks to the English Department members, and the student body for their hard work in this excellent program!