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A slideshow is available on the district’s Facebook page.
Student makes finals in national poetry tilt
Woodbury High School senior Yemi Ajagbe made a strong showing in the National Poetry Out Loud event in Washington, D.C., on April 29-30.
She advanced to the nine-person finals on the event’s second day, but did not qualify for the championship round, which featured three contestants.
According to the National Endowment for the Arts website, Ajagbe recited “Give All To Love” by Ralph Waldo Emerson and “I Am the People, the Mob,” by Carl Sandburg.
In March, she repeated as Poetry Out Loud state champion. As one of nine national finalists, she collected a $1,000 award, and Woodbury High is to receive $500 for the purchase of poetry books, a South Washington County School District news release said.