UPDATE!!!!-Museum hosts national recitation contest

| 29 Sep 2011 | 08:19

    Regional high school students to compete Allentown - On Thursday, March 23, from 6 to 8 p.m., students from Delaware Valley, Lehighton, and Parkland high schools will compete at the Allentown Art Museum in the regional finals of the “Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest.” Poetry Out Loud is a program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. Earlier this year, schools in every region of Pennsylvania participated in classroom and schoolwide contests. The school winners have advanced to regional competitions and those winners will advance to the state competition in April. State champions will advance to the National Finals, to take place on May 16, in Washington , DC. It is free and open to the public. Poetry Out Loud is presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Allentown Art Museum. For directions, visit the museum website at www.allentownartmuseum.org, or call 610-432-4333, ext. 10, to learn more about the Museum’s exhibitions and programs.