- Associated Press - Saturday, March 15, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - High school students from across North Carolina will compete in the Poetry Out Loud competition in Greensboro.

Thirty-four students are slated to recite poems in the competition, which is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and coordinated by the N.C. Arts Council. It’s scheduled for Saturday at various locations in Greensboro until students get to the finals, which will be at the Greensboro Historical Museum.

The winner receives $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the national championship in April. The state winner’s school receives a $500 stipend to purchase poetry books. The runner-up receives $100, and that competitor’s school receives a $200 stipend for purchasing poetry books.



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