Back in March, we took time out to congratulate Alabama’s Poetry Out Loud winner, Raina Verser. Alabama had already held its state finals, which were earlier than any other state in the nation, on February 15, so at the time, other Deep Southern states had not yet held their finals. But we didn’t want to neglect saying Congratulations! to the other state winners from around our region who competed in March!
Louisiana’s state winner was Kyla Rose Bates of Zachary High School in Baton Rouge.
Lawson Marchetti from Jackson Prep received top honors in Mississippi. (He placed third in the state last year.)
Nicole Sadek, who attends Charleston County School of the Arts, was honored as South Carolina’s first place.
Finally, Marta Palombo from Cambridge High School in Milton was her state’s winner.
We wish them all the best of luck in Washington, DC!