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Mendocino County Poetry Out Loud Results

Written by Heidi Blythe (Class of 2022) and the Editorial Team

Of the thirteen contestants at the DVSS Poetry Out Loud competition, Heidi Blythe (Class of 2022) and Amy Liu (Class of 2023) were chosen to advance to the county competition. Recently, the results for Mendocino County were announced, and both students received recognition, placing in the top four.

Runner-up and state alternate: Heidi Blythe
Third place (tied): Amy Liu

Congratulations to Heidi and Amy, as well as all the contestants in this year’s Poetry Out Loud. Thank you to all the participants for your hard work, commitment, and interest in the spoken arts, as well as the teachers and mentors for their informative guidance. We hope to see you all in next year’s competition!

Heidi Blythe recites “Thoughtless Cruelty” by Charles Lamb
Heidi Blythe recites “Break, Break, Break” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Amy Liu recites “Truth is I would like to escape myself” by Nour Al Ghraowi
Amy Liu recites “Invisible Children” by Mariana Llanos