State Finals

Information on the time, date, and location of State Finals will be updated as more competitions are scheduled and planned. Find your state's Poetry Out Loud coordinator here.

For information on the National Finals, click here.


State Date Representative
Alabama Feb 19Garrett Whalen, Baker HS
AlaskaMar 7Honor Mealey, North Pole HS
Arizona Mar 16
ArkansasMar 16Daevion Jones, Malvern HS
CaliforniaMar 10-11
Colorado Feb 27Jesca Gilbert, Valor Christian HS
Connecticut Mar 9Evan Reynolds, Lewis S. Mills HS
Delaware Feb 26Chelsea Anokye-Agyei, Hodgson Vo-Tech HS
District of Columbia Mar 7Rosalie Ngatchou, District Of Columbia International School
Florida Mar 2Zhaedyn Hodge Sigars, Howard W. Blake HS
GeorgiaMar 17Alejandro Campo, Flowery Branch HS
HawaiiFeb 24Maggie Odom, Le Jardin Academy
IdahoMar 9Maria Palmer, Classical Christian Academy
IllinoisMar 8Scottlynn Ballard, Edwardsville HS
Indiana Feb 16Madalyn Pedigo, West Washington Jr/Sr HS
Iowa Mar 3Foster Johnson, Bishop Heelan Catholic HS
Kansas
Mar 2Khadija Ceesay, Olathe South HS
Kentucky Mar 5Mary Kate Godfrey, Elizabethtown HS
LouisianaMar 9Gianina Ndiaye, Benjamin Franklin HS
Maine Mar 11Joao Victor, Lewiston HS
Maryland
Mar 2Grace Knor, Tuscarora HS
MassachusettsMar 10Rose Hansen, Norwell HS
Michigan Mar 1-2Tajah-Rayne Davise, Calumet HS
Minnesota Mar 7Isabella Callery, Arcadia Charter School
Mississippi Mar 5A Taylor Mills, Northwest Rankin HS
Missouri Mar 14
MontanaMar 2Sophie Barth, Butte HS
NebraskaMar 10Maggie Harris, Thayer Central Community Schools
Nevada Mar 16
New Hampshire Mar 15
New JerseyMar 12
New MexicoMar 10Neil Katzman, Bosque School
New York Mar 8Chika Brown, Syosset HS
North Carolina Feb 16Lillian Hawkins, New Hanover HS
North Dakota Feb 25Emily Gilsrud, Wahpeton HS
Ohio Mar 8Anna Kahle, Lima Central Catholic HS
OklahomaMar 7Keayla Anderson, Lawton HS
Oregon Mar 9Belise Nishimwe, St. Mary's Academy
PennsylvaniaMar 4Jordan Lewis, Hershey HS
Puerto Rico Mar 16
Rhode IslandMar 10Haley Long, Classical High School
South Carolina Mar 9Brynne Hardman, Academy for the Arts, Science & Technology
South Dakota Mar 18Gage Gramlick, Lincoln HS
TennesseeMar 2Kendall Grimes, Battle Ground Academy
TexasFeb 23Ariel Warren, Lewisville HS
Utah Mar 13Lucy Kay Quinn, North Sanpete HS
Vermont Mar 18Vera Escaja-Heiss, South Burlington High School
Virgin IslandsMar 9Mahlana Graham, St. Croix Seventh-day Adventist School
VirginiaMar 15Katherine Nguyen, Colonial Forge HS
Washington Mar 2Madeline Luther, Okanogan HS
West VirginiaMar 1-2Brett Napier, Grennbrier East HS
WisconsinMar 9Daeja Loew, Altoona HS
Wyoming Mar 4Lauren Haiar, Sundance Secondary School

What People are Saying

"I learned that I enjoyed poetry - a lot. I'm known as the "football guy" at my school and it surprised me, and others, that poetry would be a big part of my life. Also, I realized that I not bad at performing and public speaking."
Marquavious Moore
2017 TN POL Champion