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Finalists for 2022 Poetry Out Loud National Championship Announced


Nine high school students from across the nation are vying for the title of 2022 Poetry Out Loud™ National Champion and the $20,000 prize as part of an annual poetry recitation competition from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation. The 2022 competition will culminate on Sunday, June 5, 2022, with a one-time-only webcast available on the NEA’s website at beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. CT / 4:00 p.m. PT.

Listen as Mario Grugan from Tyrone High School, one of the nine finalists, recites “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley.

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