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 February 19Raina Verser, New Century Tech HS
AlaskaMarch 6Jania Tumey, West Anchorage HS
Arizona March 3Sophia Weinzinger, Coconino HS
Arkansas March 3Madeleine Windel, Deer K-12 School
CaliforniaMarch 18-19Lexis Rangell-Onwuegbuzia, Mater Dei High School
Colorado February 28Hannah Alexander, Niwot HS
Connecticut March 3Jasmine Kabira, Farmington HS
Delaware February 27
Samuel McGarvey, Tall Oaks Classical School
District of Columbia March 8Felicity Ryan, Washington Latin Public Charter School
Florida March 10Natalie Schimek, Pine View School for the Gifted
Georgia March 11Valyn Turner, Lanier HS
Hawaii March 4Nicholas Amador, Punahou HS
Idaho March 10Anthony Plummer, Moscow HS
IllinoisMarch 9Wynton Gage, Springfield Southeast HS
Indiana February 17Joshua Fisher, Warsaw HS
Iowa March 4Sarah Beumler, Bishop Heelan Catholic School
Kansas
March 3Bella L’Heureux, Blue Valley HS
Kentucky March 13Kiara Jones, Elizabethtown HS
LouisianaMarch 3De'Jeune' Richardson, Covington HS
Maine March 14Allan Monga, Deering HS
Maryland
March 10Cayla Turner, Indian Creek School
MassachusettsMarch 11Xiadi Zhai, Boston Latin School
Michigan March 1-2Grace Garver, Petoskey HS
Minnesota March 8Cheryl Minde, The Blake School
Mississippi March 6Anna Claire Franklin, Oxford HS
Missouri March 8Shakira Cross, David H. Hickman HS
MontanaMarch 3Anna Hedinger, Flathead HS
NebraskaMarch 11Hope Stratman, V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic HS
Nevada March 3Grey S. Hunt, Yerington HS
New Hampshire March 9Eleni Spiliotes, Holderness School
New JerseyMarch 12Breana Sena, McNair Academic HS
New MexicoMarch 11Zoe Callan, Native American Community Academy
New York March 9Eseme Segbefia, The Brooklyn Latin School
North Carolina March 3Danielle Coan, Early College of Forsyth
North Dakota February 26Maria Modi Tuya, Fargo North HS
Ohio March 3Caroline Delaney, Chaminade Julienne Catholic HS
OklahomaMarch 3Kristine Guerrero, Lawton HS
Oregon March 10Sarah Calvin-Stupfel, West Salem HS
PennsylvaniaMarch 5Brooke Halinar, Cedar Crest HS
Puerto Rico March 10Matias Coss Hernandez, University HS
Rhode IslandMarch 4Steven Rosario, Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts
South Carolina March 10Janae Claxton, First Baptist School
South Dakota March 12Gage Gramlick, Sioux Falls Lincoln HS
Tennessee March 9-10Alyvia Crawley, Clarksville HS
TexasFebruary 24Ariel Warren, Harmon HS
Utah March 14Rebecca Akec, Judge Memorial Catholic School
Vermont March 15Vera Escaja-Heiss, South Burlington HS
Virgin IslandsMarch 10Mahlana Graham, St.Croix Seventh-day Adventist School
VirginiaMarch 12Remka Nwana, W. T. Woodson HS
Washington March 10Isaac Lu, Cedar Tree Classical Christian School
West Virginia March 9-10Jordyn Marshall, Capital HS
WisconsinMarch 10Myles Walker, Golda Meir HS
Wyoming March 5-6Lauren Haiar, Sundance Secondary School

What People are Saying

"I learned that to channel a poem you don't need to act or be dramatic. You just need to listen to the words and tell your own story with them. "
Eleni Spiliotes
2018 NH POL Champ