Poetry Out Loud Competition

I am VERY proud to announce that our own K-Swizzle Barber won FIRST place in the district Poetry Out Loud competition tonight! She will compete at the state competition in Greensboro in March for a chance to go to Nationals!

Just to put this into perspective– there were 13 contestants who are the very best from five schools (VAHS, NCSSM, DSA, Middle College, and The School for Creative Studies). Each contestant presented two poems a piece, and not a single contestant needed to be prompted throughout all 26 poems. That includes two other incredibly talented Voyager students–Sam Williamson (the only boy in the competition!) and Hannah Woo. These two amazing freshmen conquered their nerves and performed beautifully; it’s a testament to the competition that they didn’t place in the top.

Hannah Woo
Sam Williamson
K-Swizzle Barber