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Compiled by Jennifer J. Hewett

PHOTOS COURTESY ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER

Poetry Out Loud names winners

Grayson Nour

Kamryn Jones

Alejandro Campo

D

uring the 2020 Poetry Out Loud
Estates, Kamryn Jones landed the
Through Poetry Out Loud,
competition, more than 13,000
second-place spot with a recitation of
Georgia high school students
William Ernest Henley's "Invictus." This
students master public
displayed the power of the spoken word.
was her second year taking the runnerspeaking skills, build
In May, the Georgia Council for the Arts
up spot, and she said she was thrilled to
named Grayson Nour, a senior at Whitedo so again.
self-confidence and learn
field Academy in Mableton, the winner of
"Reciting poetry was something new
the statewide poetry-recitation contest.
and exciting, and I instantly felt drawn
about literary history.
"I could not believe it, truly," Nour
to the poems I read," Jones said. "I really
said about learning the news. "I met some
enjoyed the atmosphere, which was full
incredible and insanely talented people
of healthy competition and friendliness."
through Poetry Out Loud and wanted to see if those people had
Taking third place was Alejandro Campo, a senior at
won because I think they definitely deserved to win-much
Flowery Branch High School in Hall County, who recited Henry
more than me."
Wadsworth Longfellow's "Mezzo Cammin." This was his third
Nour recited Adelaide Crapsey's "The Properly Scholarly
year competing; he earned third place at the national level
Attitude," a poem that resonated for her because of her
last year.
background in musical theater.
A national program sponsored by the National Endow"A number of the characters I have played have carried the
ment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud
sarcastic tone of this poem, so, from a performing standpoint, I
in Georgia involves 106 schools in 59 counties. Learn more at
knew that I could deliver this well," she said.
poetryoutloud.org.
A senior at the DeKalb School of the Arts in Avondale
-Karon Warren

Back on the field

T

KALEB FRADY / GEORGIA EMC

he start of the 2020-21 school year marked the 22nd year of the state's electric membership cooperatives' (EMCs') sponsorship of the Georgia High
School Association (GHSA) and high school athletics. Thirty participating
EMCs in Georgia support their communities by serving collectively as the presenting sponsor of the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award each fall, underwriting broadcasts of high school football games on Georgia Public Broadcasting and
serving as the official energy provider for the GHSA.

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