Webcast of the National Semifinals and Finals: May 3-4, 2016

Enjoy this live, one-time only webcast of the Poetry Out Loud semifinals and finals. The 53 state champions will gather at the Poetry Out Loud semifinals on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT at the Lisner Auditorium at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Nine finalists will advance to the National Finals, also held at the Lisner Auditorium, on Wednesday, May 4, from 7:00 to 9:15 p.m. EDT. Both events will be webcast live. Live captioning will be available.

THE WINNERS (May 4)

Ahkei Togun (VA): 2016 National Poetry Out Loud Champion

Marta Palombo (GA): 2nd Place

Nicholas Amador (HI): 3rd Place

ADVANCING TO THE FINALS (May 3)

Round 1: Sharese Acheampong (MD), Neely Seams (WV), Ahkei Togun (VA)

Round 2: Marta Palombo (GA), Kyla Rose Bates (LA), Wenmimareba Klobah Collins (PR)

Round 3: Nicholas Amador (HI), Savannah Smith (MT), Madison Heggins (TX)