Webcast of the National Semifinals and Finals: April 25–26, 2017

Young woman at the microphone caught in a dramatic moment in her recitation

The Poetry Out Loud National Finals have concluded.

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, April 25, 2017, 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, April 26 from 7:00 to 9:15 p.m. ET. Both events will be webcast live. Live captioning will be available.

THE WINNERS

National Champion
Samara Elán Huggins (GA)

Second Place
Nicholas Amador (HI)

Third Place
Iree Mann (NY)

ADVANCING TO THE FINALS

Region 1

Rose-Darla Pascal (MA)
Randolph High School

Amos Koffa (NJ)
Burlington County Institute of Technology

Iree Mann (NY)
Syosset High School

Region 2

Samara Elán Huggins (GA)
Whitefield Academy

Mariah L. Brooks (IL)
Springfield Southeast High School

Emily Bauer (MO)
Parkway West High School

Region 3

Nicholas Amador (HI)
Punahou School

Anna Kochevar (MN)
Arcadia Charter School

Madison Lukomski (SD)
Lincoln High School

Program Booklet | Live captioning

HOST A VIEWING PARTY

You don't have to be in DC to take part in the thrill of competition. Host a viewing party in your community to watch the live webcast and learn more about the art of poetry.