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2014 Poetry Out Loud state final competition has been rescheduled

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Due to inclement weather the statewide final competition for the 2014 New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud program has been rescheduled. The following announcement was posted on the New Hampshire State council on the Arts website on March 13, 2014;

Poetry Out Loud State Finals will be rescheduled for March 17, 2014, 7 pm at the State House in Concord, due to concerns with road conditions in all parts of the state. As a statewide program, we want to assure that all students, teachers and citizens throughout the state are able to participate and travel safely.”

Semi-final competitions were held around the state March 4 through March 10 with 37 schools competing. The results are shown below;

Semi-Final held March 4, 2014 at University of New Hampshire
Hennessy Theater

Top 4 Finalists:

Jackie Mazzone, St. Thomas Aquinas High School
Ambar Mercedes, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
Frentzen Pakpahan, Dover High School
Eden Suoth, Spaulding High School
Alternate: Marina Schwadron, Oyster River High School

Schools Competing:
Coe Brown Northwood Academy
Dover High School
Exeter High School
Kingswood Regional High School
Newmarket High School
Oyster River High School
Portsmouth High School
Prospect Mountain High School
Somersworth High School
Spaulding High School
St Thomas Aquinas High School
Winnacunnet High School

Semi-Final held March 5, 2014 at Jean’s Playhouse
(Formerly PaperMill Theatre)

Top 2 Finalists:

Nora Doyle, Plymouth Regional High School
David Gibson, Newfound Regional School
Alternate: Hannah Durnan, Holderness School

Schools Competing:
Groveton High School
Holderness School
LinWood Public School
Newfound Regional High School
Plymouth Regional High School
Profile High School
Winnisquam Regional High School

Semi-Final held March 7, 2014 at Southern New Hampshire University
Walker Auditorium, Frost Hall

Top 3 Finalists:

Franky Barradale, Derryfield School
Hannah Burke, Jesse Remington High School
Dessaline Etienne, Goffstown High School
Alternate: Jillian Dipersio, Windham High School

Schools Competing:
Academy for Science & Design
Alvirne High School
Derryfield School
Goffstown High School
Jesse Remington High School
Making Community Connections Charter School
Pembroke Academy
Souhegan High School
Windham High School

Semi-Final held March 10, 2014 at New England College Simon Center,

Top 3 Finalists:

Aliyah Browne, John Stark Regional High School
Audrey Reed, Bow High School
Arianna Stokes, Kearsage Regional High School
Alternate: Emily Choate, Hollis Brookline High School

Schools Competing:
Bow High School
Concord High School
CONVAL High School
Hollis Brookline High School
Hopkinton Middle High School
John Stark Regional High School
Kearsarge High School
Keene Public Library
Raymond High School

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