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Tonight: Poetry aloud

Michael Penn

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Can’t make it to Juneau to watch the Alaska Poetry Out Loud State Finals? You still catch the live webcast tonight at 5 p.m: www.360north.org/poetry-out-loud-2014

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 The finalists are:

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·        Vy Tuong Be from Unalaska City School

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·        Katherine Carstensen-Zerbst from North Pole High School

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·        Owen Fulton from Sitka High School

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·        Tyler Kelly from Twindly Bridge Charter School, Wasilla

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·        Angela Nashalook from Unalakleet School

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·        Maeva Ordaz from West Anchorage High School

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·        Rafael Sales from Thunder Mountain High School, Juneau

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·        John Sarmiento from Homer High School

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·        Hazel Underwood from Kenny Lake School, Copper Center

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·        Zoë Wassman from Skagway School

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Contestants will recite works they selected from an anthology of more than 700 classic and contemporary poems. The winner of the Alaska State Poetry Out Loud finals will receive $200, and the winner’s school will receive a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. The state champion also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to compete in the National Finals in Washington, D.C., on April 28-30, 2014. 



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