Monday, April 12, 2010

West Mecklenburg student is poetry recitation champ

Wish her luck: After winning North Carolina's Poetry Out Loud competition, West Mecklenburg High's Zamyia Felton heads to Washington D.C. later this month to compete in the Poetry Out Loud national recitation competition.
Zamyia, a senior, was among 26 N.C. students who participated in North Carolina's Poetry Out Loud competition in March. She recited three poems, including Nikki Giovanni's "Walking Down Park." Click here to listen as she delivers her winning performance.
As North Carolina's winner, Zamyia receives $200 and a paid trip to the national meet in Washington D.C. Her school also receives $500 to buy poetry books.