2012 State Finalists

  • Langston Ward, Mead High School, Spokane Co., 2012 State Champion
    Langston Ward, Mead High School, Spokane Co., 2012 State Champion
  • Sommer Harris, South Whidbey High School, Island Co., 2012 State Runner-up
    Sommer Harris, South Whidbey High School, Island Co., 2012 State Runner-up
  • Bonnie Blanchard, West Valley High School, Yakima Co., 2012 Honorable Mention
    Bonnie Blanchard, West Valley High School, Yakima Co., 2012 Honorable Mention
  • Kris Tucker and Dylan Nehrenberg, Kentridge High School, King Co., 2012 Honorable Mention
    Kris Tucker and Dylan Nehrenberg, Kentridge High School, King Co., 2012 Honorable Mention
  • Vanessa Serrano, Camas High School, Clark Co., 2012 Honorable Mention
    Vanessa Serrano, Camas High School, Clark Co., 2012 Honorable Mention
  • Emma Spencer, Northshore Junior High School, King Co.
    Emma Spencer, Northshore Junior High School, King Co.
  • Garrett Lee Gentry, Naches Valley High School, Yakima Co.
    Garrett Lee Gentry, Naches Valley High School, Yakima Co.
  • Sarah Gibbons, Kamiakin High School, Benton Co.
    Sarah Gibbons, Kamiakin High School, Benton Co.
  • Meghan Mulcahy, Olympia High School, Thurston Co.
    Meghan Mulcahy, Olympia High School, Thurston Co.
  • Zoe Peterson, Squalicum High School, Whatcom Co.
    Zoe Peterson, Squalicum High School, Whatcom Co.
  • Abigail Ridgeway, Cedar Tree Classical Christian School, Clark Co.
    Abigail Ridgeway, Cedar Tree Classical Christian School, Clark Co.
  • Grace Shuman, Annie Wright School, Pierce Co.
    Grace Shuman, Annie Wright School, Pierce Co.
The 2012 Top Five
The 2012 Top Five

Left to right: Bonnie Blanchard, Vanessa Serrano, Dylan Nehrenberg, Langston Ward, Sommer Harris.

Langston Ward of Mead High School, in Spokane, won the 2012 state Poetry Out Loud finals with his recitations of Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold, The Truly Great by Stephen Spender, and Chicago by Carl Sandburg. Sommer Harris from South Whidbey High School was the Runner Up. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Bonnie Blanchard from West Valley High School, Dylan Nehrenberg from Kentridge High School, and Vanessa Serrano from Camas High School.

The Poetry Out Loud state finals were filmed by Pardiman Productions

Photographs by Courtney Kelley.


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