Local teen takes regional award
Congratulations to Rhys Chapman, a senior from Bickleton High School, who was one of two winners at regionals for Poetry Out Loud held at YVCC on Feb. 5. Rhys and a student from Naches were selected from 23 contestants in our region to go on to state in Tacoma in March. From there, a state winner will be chosen to compete in the national round, at an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. We are especially proud of Rhys, as he was competing against large schools such as West Valley, Eisenhower and AC Davis. Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry memorization and recitation program. Students are judged on accuracy, physical presence, voice and articulation, evidence of understanding and their overall performance.