Southern Oregon Stars Of "Poetry Out Loud"
Speaking to an audience: check. Speaking to an audience without notes: uhh, check. Speaking to an audience without notes and in verse: okay, this is where we lose most people.
But this is the essence of the Poetry Out Loud competition for high school students across the country.
Oregon's winner came from the Portland area, but he got stiff competition from Southern Oregon. Chad Moncus, Olivia Frakes, and Sadie Swartout, all from the Medford area, all took part. They visit the studio to share their talents and stories.