First Posted: 2/22/2012
Lackawanna County high school students Jennifer Slagus from North Pocono and Brooke Storms from Abington Heights were included among five finalists in the regional Poetry Out Loud competition held Feb. 15, at WVIA Studios in Pittston.
Montrose freshman Marisa Vanness was eventually selected to represent the area at the state competition next month.
Recitations from all competitors were recorded and will be played on WVIA-FM during the month of April at 1 p.m. daily in celebration of National Poetry Month, according to WVIA Vice President of Radio Chris Norton.
Storms, a junior at Abington Heights High School, won the 2012 Abington Heights Poetry Out Loud contest held at the high school January 17 to advance to Wednesday's competition.
She recited "And Soul" by Eavan Boland and "Candles" by Carl Dennis.