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Ninth Grader Marapao Earns Honorable Mention
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Sunday, January 24, 2021
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Mia Marapao, a 9th grade PVHS student, earned a runner-up spot for the Santa Barbara County Poetry Out Loud competition which was live streamed on YouTube tonight.

You can watch the competition here.  Mia's recitation begins at the 28:57 minute mark.

English teacher Kelly Davis praised Marapao, "She did an excellent job and was definitely one of the best.  I won't be surprised if she goes further in next year's competition."

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Poetry Out Loud is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation, and the state and jurisdictional arts agencies.

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