Local student named Poetry Out Loud State Champion

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - Following yesterday's Poetry Out Loud competition at the Historic Atlas Theatre, award winners were announced today at the Barrett Building in Cheyenne today. Eight students from high schools around Wyoming participated in the state competition. Participating schools were: Kaycee High School, Western Heritage Lutheran Academy (Riverton), Sundance Secondary School, Summit High School (Jackson), Star Lane Center (Casper), Worland High School, Upton High School, and Buffalo High School. Wyoming award winners for the 2016 Poetry Out Loud competition are: - State Champion: Lucy Martinez, Summit High School - Runner Up: Taelor Nielsen, Worland High School - Third Place Winner: Lauren Haiar, Sundance Secondary School *[image: Inline image 2][image: Inline image 1]* *Lucy Martinez accepting her award. Pitchengine Communities* Poetry Out Loud is the national recitation and memorization contest, designed specifically for students in grades 9-12 to teach and learn language arts standards through poetry. This year’s judges for the state competition were Colorado poet Adrian Molina, Wyoming poet Matt Daly and Wyoming’s Poet Laureate A. Rose Hill. *Feature Photo: Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news