Writing Contests in San Antonio
High school students from across Texas participated in the poetry recitation contest for a chance to compete at the national contest in Washington, D.C. in April. The winner of that competition receives a $20, 000 scholarship.
San Antonio did well in the competition. Among the other finalists were Lily Gonzales, a junior at North East School of the Arts in San Antonio and Elizabeth Holmes of San Antonio’s TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas.
Additionally, her school will receive $500 for the purchase of poetry books and materials.
Runner-up Gonzales will receive $100, while her school will receive $200 for the purchase of poetry books and materials.
Poetry Out Loud is a Texas Commission on the Arts program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition.
“Poetry is a somewhat less-celebrated art form and as a state we are excited to be a part of this national competition working to bring poetry recitation and the art of poetry itself into the spotlight, ” said Gary Gibbs, executive director of TCA.
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