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Minnesota 2017 Poetry Out Loud Champions



Cheryl Minde of The Blake School (Minneapolis) was named the winner of the 2018 Poetry Out Loud competition with her recitation of poems by Adrienne Rich, Allison Adele Hedgecoke, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

In April of 2018, Minde will represent Minnesota at the national finals in Washington, D.C. She will compete with champions from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Other 2018 Minnesota Champions

  • Runner-up: Signe Stromgren—Harbor City International School, Duluth  
  • 3rd Place: Sarah Most—East View High School, Apple Valley

Congratulations and thank you to all the 2018 Minnesota State Poetry Out Loud competitors!