Friday, January 25, 2013
Tenth-grader Jean Adelle Tagoe took top honors in Lawrence High School's fourth annual Poetry Out Loud contest, while 11th-grader Natasha Vargas was named first runner-up and 10th-grader Mariefred Evans second runner-up.
Friday, January 25
Editor's Note: The following news release was issued by Lawrence Township Public Schools. Lawrence High School hosted its fourth annual Poetry Out Loud contest on Jan. 10, and sophomore Jean-Adelle Tagoe emerged as the winner in a competitive field of school finalists. Adelle edged out 13 other students with her memorized performances of "Her Head" (Joan Murray) and "Thoughtless Cruelty" (Charles Lamb) before a crowded auditorium on Thursday. She will go on to represent LHS at the New Jersey Region 2 competition at Two River Theater in Red Bank on Feb. 12. The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with U.S. state arts agencies to support Poetry Out Loud, a contest that encourages the nation's youth to …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Kristin Tsuo, an 11th-grader from The Lawrenceville School, will represent New Jersey in the national Poetry Out Loud finals in Washington DC in May and compete against 52 other champions from every state and territory in the nation.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Kristin Tsuo, an 11th-grader from The Lawrenceville School, was named State Champion at the NJ Poetry Out Loud competition, a national poetry recitation program. The state finals took place Wednesday at the College of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage Theatre in Ewing. Ms. Tsuo will move on to represent New Jersey in the national finals in Washington DC in May to compete against 52 other champions from every state and territory across the nation, all vying for the national title and the chance to win prizes including college scholarships. Now in its seventh year, Poetry Out Loud is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Lawrence High School students took to the stage recently to perform classic works of poetry and share some of their own poetic creations.
On his website, Lamont Dixon’s describes himself as a poet performer and teaching artist. From October through January – thanks to funding from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Lawrence Township Education Foundation and others – Dixon served as “artist-in-residence” at Lawrence High School’s Academy of Arts and Humanities. Dixon teaches poetry through “multiple layers – theater with drama, plus some elements of music. I bring music into the classroom. Poetry is meant to be spoken. I find the oral aspect of poetry is not being taught. I find that sad. Regardless of the age [of the students] I teach [poetry] from page to the stage.” The theme of the Harlem Renaissance was used as a backdrop to …