Homer crowns Poetry Out Loud champion

  • Homer High School student Iris Downey performs during a Poetry Out Loud event at the school Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Held during the school’s Focused On Learning session, the competition is part of a national organization that teaches students memorization, recitation, public speaking skills and literary history. Poetry Out Loud has reached more than 3 million students and 50,000 teachers from every state, as well as Washington, DC, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, according to the organization’s website. (Photo courtesy Sean Campbell)

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