facebook-24x24

Santa Fe – Join thirteen New Mexico high school students at the St. Francis Auditorium of the New Mexico Museum of Art on Sunday March 3, 2013 at 1 p.m., as they compete to become New Mexico's Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest Finalist. Former Santa Fe Poet Laureate Joan Logghe is scheduled to perform.  Admission for the event is free to the public.

"Poetry Out Loud connects young people with great works of poetry, as the beginning of a lifelong relationship," said Rocco Landesman, recent Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. "Our state arts agencies, schools, and arts organizations work to support the dedicated teachers who inspire their students to begin the journey. A poem can be a powerful force in bringing together a community."

The New Mexico competition was held statewide and 13 schools and almost 1,500 youth and 30 teachers participated at the classroom level.  Schools who will send representatives to the state finals include Albuquerque Institute for Mathematics and Science, Bloomfield High School, Bosque School (Albuquerque), Carlsbad High School, Clovis High School, Deming High School, La Cueva High School (Albuquerque), Las Montañas Charter High School (Las Cruces), Oñate High School (Las Cruces), Public Academy for Performing Arts (Albuquerque), Raton High School, Southwest Secondary Learning Center (Albuquerque), and V. Sue Cleveland High School (Rio Rancho). This year's judges include New Mexico Arts Commissioner Tom Maguire, and poets Jennifer Ferraro, Miriam Sagan,  and Debbi Brody (accuracy judge).

The state winner will receive $200, plus $500 for their school library for the purchase of poetry books, and all expense-paid trip (with adult chaperone) to Washington, DC, to compete at the National Finals.  The National Champion receives $20,000 in prizes.

Poetry Out Loud is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation and state arts agencies.  The New Mexico project of the national poetry recitation contest is sponsored by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.

Poetry Out Loud encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through exploration, memorization, and performance.  The inspiration for this program is to promote poetry in both the classroom and the community.  Performers are judged on physical presence, voice and articulation, appropriateness of dramatization, level of difficulty, evidence of understanding and accuracy.

The New Mexico Museum of Art is located at 107 W. Palace Ave. in downtown Santa Fe.  For more information, contact Jenice Gharib, New Mexico Arts, at (505) 827-6492 or (800) 879-4278 (statewide), or email JeniceE.Gharib@state.nm.us.

Live from Silver City

Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates

Welcome to Three Times Weekly Updates! You will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.
captcha 
You can unsubscribe anytime. We never share or rent your email to anyone.

Fire Alerts

Editor's Note

The Beat as a new column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.

The Beat totally appreciates its readers!  

WARNING:

All articles and photos indicated by a byline are copyrighted to the author or photographer. You may not use any information found within the articles without asking permission AND giving attribution to the source. Photos can be requested and may incur a nominal fee for use personally or commercially.

Don't forget to tell advertisers that you saw their ad on the Beat.

Feel free to notify editor@grantcountybeat.com, if you notice any problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

If you subscribe to the Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates option on the left side of this page, you will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.

Note: This is another component that is in progress of going to a different software to make it easier for you to use and find classifieds that interest you. Check Out Classifieds. And look at Sponsors to see who is helping the Beat.

It's really easy to check to see if there's a classified ad. Just click on Classifieds in the blue menu and the page will open letting you know if there is a classified ad. Remember that your buying classified ads gives you a wide readership, as well as supporting the Beat. Post YOURS for quick results!

Note that if an article does not have a byline, it was sent to the Beat and written by someone not affiliated with the Beat

When you click on the blue and orange button on the upper left side of most pages, you will find out how you can help the Beat defray its expenses, which, with increased readership, continue to grow. You will arrive at a page that gives you options of how you can Help the Beat. All help is greatly appreciated and keeps the news you want and need coming into your browser.

Consider the Beat your DAILY newspaper for up-to-date information about Grant County. It's at your fingertips! One Click to Local News.

Thanks for your support for and your readership of Grant County's online news source—www.grantcountybeat.com