Buckhead’s Atlanta History Center is hosting the finals of the “Georgia Poetry Out Loud” poetry-reciting competition on March 13 starting at 1 p.m. 

All smiles at the 2019 national Poetry Out Loud competition were, from left, Georgia state champion Alejandro Campo, a Flowery Branch resident who finished third; Illinois state champion Scottlynn Ballard, who finished second; and Kansas state champion Khadija Ceesay. (James Kegley/Special)

The Georgia state champion in the student contest will receive a $200 cash prize; an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C.; $500 for their school to purchase literary materials; and an opportunity to compete in the national finals for college scholarship money.

The competition will be shown virtually at atlantahistorycenter.com. For more about Poetry Out Loud, see its website.

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.

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