The top three competitors in the junior class Poetry Out Loud contest were (left to right) Holland Moss (3rd), Rosa Anderson Barrera (2nd), and Molly Stanfield (1st).
Molly Stanfield finished first in the junior class Poetry Out Loud competition. Rosa Anderson Barrera was second and Holland Moss was third. Stanfield will represent Baylor at the state competition in Nashville on March 14 at the Tennessee State Museum.
Poetry Out Loud is a free program created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation for students in grades 9-12. Since 2005, the program has reached more than 3.6 million students and 55,000 teachers from 14,000 schools in every state, Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The program has helped students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage through classical and contemporary poetry.
Eleven juniors took part in the competition. Pictured above are (front row, left to right) Hope Fowler, Mary Alex Bachus, Ava Echard, Anderson Barrera, Stanfield, Will Cromie; (back row, left to right) Christopher Young, Moss, Aidan Sims, Carson Steele, and Erin Kavavos.