Sussex Academy sophomores Sydney Adamcik, Elli Oeschler, Hannah Howard and Susely Temaj Cifuentes competed in the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest Dec. 20.
A partnership of the Freeman Foundation, the Delaware Division of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, the competition encourages high school students to learn about poetry through memorization, performance and competition.
As the winner, Sydney Adamcik will represent Sussex Academy at the Delaware State Poetry Out Loud semifinals Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Milton Theatre. The winner of the state competition advances to the Poetry Out Loud Finals to be held in April in Washington, D.C. In all, $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be presented.