Competing will be 13 students in grades 9-12 from schools around the state:
Bryce McKenzie – Buffalo
Eddie Collins – Dubois
Jon Adams – Cheyenne East HS
Pheonix Hardin – Laramie
Hannah Hout – Casper
Alicia Juanita Sanchez – Ft. Washakie
Alyssa Prado – Cheyenne South HS
Tyler Clementson – Shoshoni
Sara Ellingrod – Arvada/Clearmont
Raena Bush – Sundance
Marco Dominguez – Kaycee
Maddison Nielsen – Jackson
Izzy Jack – Cheyenne Central HS
The students will compete in three rounds of poetry recitation. Judges are M.L. Liebler, a performance poet from Detroit; Max Maxfield, Wyoming Secretary of State; and Sophia Puccini, dancer and poet from Saratoga.
The winner will go to
on an all-expenses-paid trip to compete at the national level, with 52 other contestants. The state winner also receives $200 and the winner’s school, $500 for the purchase of poetry books. The state runner-up receives $100 and their school, $200 for the purchase of poetry books. Washington, D.C.
P.S.: You could consider this a warm-up for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee which opens March 18 at the Atlas. Get more info at http://www.cheyennelittletheatre.org.