A high school student from Montague Regional High School is one of 39 finalists in a national poetry recitation competition.
Rose Henbest will head to Toronto next week to compete in the Poetry in Voice finals.
In less than a month, a local student went from a poetry enthusiast to a poetry finalist in a high-end competition.
Olivia Perry, 15, a student from St. James All-Grade School in Lark Harbour, recites some of her poem selections during the national Poetry in Voice competion in Montreal.
Canterbury High School’s Kiera Sandrock placed second in the national Poetry in Voice competition in Montreal this week, winning $1,000 for herself and $500 for her school library to purchase poetry books.
Maybe it was the poems themselves or maybe it was the confidence she exuded, but Olivia Perry has come home as a national poetry reading champion.
Students from across Canada gathered in Montreal for a poetry recital competition.
But it's paid off, and we'll hear why.