Lily Bogas of Tamalpais High School was named the champion of the California 2019 Poetry Out Loud competition. Lily's coach Claire Blotter, a Poet-Teacher in Marin with California Poets in the Schools was Lily's Poet-Coach and helped her prepare her poems for the competition. Lily performed three poems like a pro at the California finals and will now be traveling to Washington, DC, for the National Finals at Lisner Auditorium at The George Washington University on April 29th through May 1st to compete for the top prize of $20,000. Congratulations Lily! Click here to see a full photo album from the 2019 Poetry Out Loud Competition in Sacramento.
Lily Bogas, pictured at the Poetry Out Loud State Finals in Sacramento, in between her Tamalpais High School English teacher, Barbara Kurita-Ditz, and Claire Blotter - CalPoets' Poet-Teacher and Lily's Poet-Coach.