Delaina Lane, a junior at Toledo Early College High School, won the school's 6th Annual Poetry Out Loud contest after finishing second last year.
She will head to Columbus for the state contest on Saturday, March 7, with the hope of making it to the national finals in Washington D.C. More information on the state contest can be found here:

Last summer, Delaina went to Washington D.C. to participate in the National History Day national finals.
The poetry contest held on Friday, January 16, showcased 15 of the school’s students reciting poems as part of the National NEA Poetry Out Loud Contest, a national contest that encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. The contest is supported by a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation and U.S. state arts agencies. Students involved in the program master public speaking skills, increase their self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage.

Three years ago, TECHS winner Mikayla White made it to the national finals in Washington D.C. – she returned to TECHS this year to serve as one of the judges for this year’s contest.

Written on January 21, 2015