Anchorage high school students, Mason Bennett, Alexa Heald, Kat Krupski, Matt Leseman, Heather Lindsey, Hallie Moore, and Maeva Ordaz, competed for a chance to make the statewide Poetry Out Loud event in Juneau.

Maeva Ordaz of West Anchorage High School won the Anchorage competition, advancing to Juneau.

Poetry Out Loud is a contest that encourages youth across the nation to learn about poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students better their public speaking skills and build self-confidence.

Produced by Kendall Stormo

Springish by Gillicuddy

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