MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Seven students participated in Marquette Senior High School's Poetry of Loud competition.
Each student performed two poems in front of a panel of judges and a theater full of their peers. The performers were judged on certain areas such as; voice and articulation, dramatic appropriateness, and evidence of understanding the poem. Students participating say this is a great opportunity to grow and share their passion of poetry.
"I definitely think that more students should get involved into it because it helps you with public speaking, it helps you with memorizing things, and just diving deep into something you might not" said freshman, Roxy Sprowl.
The winner from the school competition moves on to the state level in Lansing on March 3rd.
Nationals take place in April at The George Washington University.