Nevada County’s Poetry Out Loud! celebrates its 9th competition |

Nevada County’s Poetry Out Loud! celebrates its 9th competition

Third place winner Annabella Funk from Nevada Union recites "Two Guitars" by Victor Hernandez Cruz for Nevada County Poetry Out Loud! competition at Nevada Union Wednesday evening.
Laura Mahaffy/ | The Union

On Wednesday, Nevada County conducted its 9th annual Poetry Out Loud! high school recitation competition at Nevada Union’s Science Lecture Hall. This year, five Nevada County schools competed — Bear River, Bitney Springs, Forest Charter, Ghidotti and Nevada Union.

Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. The national program, now in its 11th year, requires high school competitors to memorize two poems from the NEA’s anthology (

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