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  • Appoquinimink High senior to compete in state poetry finals Feb. 25

  • Appoquinimink High School senior Kellina Moore will be among the 16 students competing in the Poetry Out Loud state finals in Smyrna on Feb. 25.
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  • Appoquinimink High School senior Kellina Moore will be among the 16 students competing in the Poetry Out Loud state finals in Smyrna on Feb. 25.
    Each of the participants will recite poetry they have selected, studied and practiced with the winner receiving $200 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the national championship in late April, where $50,000 is cash prizes and school stipends will be on the line.
    Liane Hansen, a Delaware resident and Emmy Award-winning former host of National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition Sunday” will serve as mistress of ceremonies during the 7 p.m. state finals at the Smyrna Opera House. Judges will include poets, educators and performing artists.
    Sponsored by the Delaware Division of the Arts, the Poetry Our Loud: National Recitation Contest program in Delaware schools begins at the classroom level in the fall. Twenty-one schools and 1,765 Delaware students participated in the program in the 2013-2014 school year.
    Moore intends to major in English in college and hopes to one day work as an editor. Poetry and acting are her passions and she’s participated in the theater program at Appoquinimink High through the fall plays and spring musicals.
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