Congratulations, Gati Aher, 2017 POL Champion!

Congratulations to sophomore Gati Aher, who took home the 2017 Poetry Out Loud crown on Tuesday with her stellar performances of Sonnet 1 by Sir Philip Sydney, and To Live With a Landscape by Constance Urdang. Gati became only the second sophomore to win our competition in the eleven years of Poetry Out Loud at BHS, and she will move on to compete in the state semifinals in Framingham on Saturday, March 4.

The top three this year were rounded out by sophomore Julianna Grossman, our 2017 runner up, and juniors Neil Bhammar and Jenny L’Heureux, who tied for third. This was the first time we have ever had a top-three in our competition that did not include any seniors.

The Burlington Patch has put together a slideshow of excellent photos from the finals on THIS PAGE, and check back soon – we’ll have a link to the finished video of the finals once it is available.

Congratulations to Gati, and to all of our eight finalists, who were all truly excellent in their performances this year!

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