Eighteen students competed in annual St. X competition
In Saint Xavier's second annual Poetry Out Loud competition, eighteen students participated on January 25 for the chance to represent the school at the state competition in Frankfort. In order to qualify, each student had to memorize a poem from the Poetry Out Loud Anthology of Poems and recite it in front of his English class. The classrooms determined a winner and the following eighteen students advanced to the school-wide competition: Alex Johnson, Sawyer Haming, Nolan Hurford, Mayon Konjeti, Leo Biagi, Victor Casas, Mason Guarino, Lucas Thomas, RJ Wiebe, Ben Bonn, Eric Kemper, Quinn Kitchen, Terry Martin, Tyler Rodighiero, Zachary Holmes, Eli Just, Grayson Karleski, and Caleb Lauter.
Freshman Grayson Karleski was named the overall winner and will advance to the state competition on March 5 at the Grand Theatre in Frankfort.
Winners of the state competition will travel to Washington, D.C. to vie for a national title.
The POL Competition encourages the youth around the country to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. Its designed to help students master public speaking skills, learn about literary heritage and compete for awards.
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