June 12, 2024

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Yosselin Vazquez Madera won the Lyon County Poetry Out Loud Competition on February 6, 2024 at the Jeanne Dini Center in Yerington, Nevada.

2024 Lyon County Poetry Out Loud Competition Features Local High School Talent

Yosselin Vazquez Madera won the Lyon County Poetry Out Loud Competition on February 6, 2024 at the Jeanne Dini Center in Yerington, Nevada.

Eight Lyon County School District high school students, all from Yerington High School competed, by reciting poems they selected from the Poetry Out Loud website.

Yosselin will be representing Lyon County at the State Level Competition in Reno at the Pioneer Center on March 9!

The top three competitors included Taylor Mitchell (12th grade), Yosselin Vazquez Madera (11), and Erin Spurgeon (11):

 

The eight competitors participated in Lyon County Poetry Out Loud.  Back Row ~ Vincent Menesini (12th grade), Riley Aldridge (12), Erin Spurgeon (11). Front Row ~ Taylor Mitchell (12), Alma Sanchez Soto (10), Yosselin Vazquez Madera (11), Ruby Rodriguez Fonseca (11), Gracie Jeka (11):

“Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Poetry Out Loud is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation, and the state and jurisdictional arts agencies. ”

https://www.poetryoutloud.org/about-poetry-out-loud/