Zoe Christensen took the third place trophy with her versions of “Dirge in Woods” by George Meredith, and “April Midnight” by Arthur Symons.
Other students participating in the finals were Grace Wirka, Braden Harris, Dylan Fittro, Trey Johnston, Jenna Masek, Quinn Zeleny, Sophie Holst, and Alyssa Walla. WPS Media Director Dave Privett, WPS Director of Learning Josh Snyder, and the 2018 Poetry Out Loud winner Lara Celesky judged the contest. WHS Language Arts Instructor Larry Fangman judged the accuracy of the recitals.
Perkins will now perform her poems at the regional competition at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17. She will then compete at the state finals at The Sheldon Museum of Art on Sunday, March 11 at 1:30 p.m.