St. Johnsbury Student Advances to Poetry Recitation Finals

ST. JOHNSBURY- Senior Sam Bulpin of St. Johnsbury Academy was selected as a finalist in Vermont's Poetry Out Loud poetry recitation competition this week. Bulpin, a senior, recited the poem Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelly and was one of 10 finalists chosen from 33 semifinalists. The competition was held at the Barre Opera House on Friday. 

 Poetry Out Loud is a nationwide competition with over 365,000 high school students participating. The contest has been held since 2006 and is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.

Bulpin and the other finalists will compete for the state championship on March 18th at Vermont PBS in Colchester. The winner will receive $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the national championship at George Washington University later this spring. The winner's school will also receive $500 to be used for the purchase of poetry books.

The other finalists were Arianna Barrios from Arlington Memorial High School; Alyese Caruso-Randall from Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax; Owen Darling from Mount Abraham Union High School; Vera Escaja-Heiss from South Burlington High School; Ada Melton-Houghton from Brattleboro Union High School; Anna Senesac from Rice Memorial High School; Sirena Sawyer from Mount Mansfield Union High School; Adsel Sparrow from Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans; and Eloise Silver Van Meter from Thetford Academy.

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