Upper Schoolers took part in the annual Poetry Out Loud competition, culminating in the final round of competitions on Wednesday. In each class, judges selected the students most skilled at reciting poetry with accuracy, emotion, and style. The final competition was judged by several different teachers and Ms. Smith. The winner with sophomore Kayla Park. Second place went to senior Dakota Turnage. Third place was a tie between junior Jalen Richardson and freshman Genaba Diallo. Kayla will not proceed to compete in the city-wide Poetry Out Loud Competition. Kayla performed the poems “Diameter” by Michele Y. Burke, and “Time does not bring relief; you have lied,” by Edna St. Vincent Millay.