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Woodrow’s POL Winner Is…

Meribeth Underwood, Landon Skeens
“I think that this program is such a good way to introduce others to poetry in a healthy and educational way.”-Carson Misch

Woodrow Wilson High School hosted their annual, Poetry Out Loud (POL) Competition Monday Dec. 11 at 5:30 in the auditorium. Students were judged on memorization and performance of their selected poem from the official POL website. Three judges were appointed by Mrs. Anna Phares who has hosted the competition for the previous two years: Mrs. Jerri Stack, Scott Hill, and Samuel Yurick. A total of 14 students competed, each reciting two different poems, one for each round. Out of the fourteen representatives only one could be selected to move forward to the state competition on March, 8 and 9, 2024. This year’s winner was Carson Misch. Carson is a two time recipient of the award and has been reciting poetry ever since their freshman year. “This means a lot, I feel very honored to receive such an award. I am a pretty competitive person so winning feels good!” Currently Carson is practicing their skills and preparing for states in Charleston. To learn more about POL please visit, “”

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Landon Skeens, Editor-In-Chief
A current junior at Woodrow Wilson High School, Landon Skeens serves as Editor of the Eagle Dispatch. Throughout his time at the school, he has enjoyed many extracurriculars: drama club, theatre, newspaper, band, and chorus. However, the arts have always remained a constant in his life. During moments of freedom, Landon can be found reading psychological thrillers or classic works of literature. If you ever need to find him, don't worry just look for an iced coffee-filled Stanley. "Writing is tremendously important to me. It is not only an expression of myself but a physical manifestation of years of work, slowly improving my craft. The written has much power, influencing the reader’s perspective of topics.”
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