Webcast of the Poetry Out Loud National Semifinals and Finals: April 30-May 1, 2019

Poetry Out Loud logo plus National Semifinals and Finals, April 24-25, 2018

Enjoy this live, one-time only webcast of the Poetry Out Loud semifinals and finals. The state champions will compete at the Poetry Out Loud semifinals on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET at the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Nine finalists will advance to the national finals, also held at the Lisner Auditorium, on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 7:00 to 9:15 p.m. ET. Both events will be webcast live.
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Isabella Callery (MN): National Champion

Scottlynn Ernestine Ballard (IL): Runner-up

Alejandro J. Campo (GA): Third place


Region 1 (East Central and Northeast States)

João Rodrigues Victor
Lewiston High School
Maine State Champion

Rose E. Hansen
Norwell High School
Massachusetts State Champion

Vera Escaja-Heiss
South Burlington High School
Vermont State Champion

Region 2 (Midwest and South Central States)

Alejandro J. Campo
Flowery Branch High School
Georgia State Champion

Scottlynn Ernestine Ballard
Edwardsville High School
Illinois State Champion

Khadija Ceesay
Olathe South High School
Kansas State Champion

Region 3 (Upper Northwest and Western States)

Maggie Odom
Le Jardin Academy
Hawai'i State Champion

Isabella Callery
Arcadia Charter School
Minnesota State Champion

Gage Gramlick
Lincoln High School
South Dakota State Champion