Addi Garner from Anacortes is the 2017 Poetry Out Loud State Champion

From a competitive field of more than 20,000 students across the state, Addi Garner, a junior from Anacortes High School in Anacortes, WA, now holds the title of 2017 Poetry Out Loud Washington State Champion. Addi was among 13 high school students--all regional Poetry Out Loud champions--who competed at the State Finals held at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Theatre on the Square in Tacoma on March 4, 2017. The first runner-up was Julian Dow, a senior from Naches Valley High School in Naches, WA. Honorable Mentions go to Lizette Harris from Life Christian Academy in Tacoma, Amir Matheney of Olympia High School, and Drew Shipman of Mount Vernon High School.

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