Photo story: Freshman takes first place in Poetry Out Loud contest

Abdalla Khalil, Staff Photographer

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  • English teacher David Reed served as master of ceremonies for the evening.

  • Senior Christina Xu performs "Solitide" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

  • Judges Bruce Hayes, Sue Ann Manthei and Susan Shank grade contestants based on presence, articulation, evidence of understanding and dramatic appropriateness.

  • Senior Eryn Lyle recites Shakespeare's "Sonnect 18".

  • Freshman Emily Merchant recites "Another Feeling" by Ruth Stone for her winning performance.

  • Senior Eleanor Marlow performs "All Hallows' Eve" by Dorothea Tanning.

  • Senior Haylei Scoggins performs "Mad Song" by William Blake.

  • Senior Tina Thai recites "Serenade" by Mary Weston Fordham.

  • Winner Emily Merchant and the two runners up Eleanor Marlow and Haylei Scoggins.

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