ARIZONA POETRY OUT LOUD 2011
More than 11,000 students from high schools across Arizona compete annually in the recitation and performance of poetry. Eight hosts the annual “poetry bee” event in our studios as nine student finalists compete for the title of Arizona State Champion and the opportunity to represent Arizona at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington D.C. Arizona Poetry Out Loud 2011 airs Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. on Eight.
Robert C. Booker, executive director of the Arizona Commission on the
Arts, serves as host.
Grace Barker, Kingman High School, Kingman
Allina Burniston-Perez, Sedona Red Rock High School Sedona
Steffi McNerney, St. Gregory Preparatory, Tucson
Naomi Blackwell, Tucson High Magnet School, Tucson
Samantha Neville, Tucson High Magnet School. Tucson
Travis Marino, Freedom Christian Academy, Queen Creek
Lindsey Bulloch, Mountain View High School, Mesa
Arizona Poetry Out Loud is a program of the Arizona Commission on the Arts. An Eight original production.
About Eight, Arizona PBS
Eight, Arizona PBS specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture -- utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives. The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961. Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With more than 1 million viewers each week, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station's annual budget.
Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.