(Princeton, NJ—March 13, 2015) High Tech’s Aaleah Oliver, a resident of Secaucus, who won the Region 6 Championship of the 2015 Poetry Out Loud competition, competed at the State Finals at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
Oliver recited “Thoughtless Cruelty” by Charles Lamb in Round One and “Truth” by Gwendolyn Brooks in Round Two, the poems that she had recited in the Region 6 Championship of Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic Counties.
“Although Aaleah didn’t advance to the final round,” says Joan Marie Bellotti, the High Tech moderator for Poetry Out Loud, “her performance was exemplary and we are very proud of her.”
This year’s competition marks the 10th anniversary of Poetry Out Loud. For further information on this terrific contest, please go to www.poetryout loud.org.
|Pictured (from left to right): Ida Behreini, Samantha Da Rocha, Kylie Long, Aaleah Oliver, Kisha Beltran, Yael Orejuela, and Raymond Calubayan|