2011 Poetry Out Loud Competition

  • 2011 Massachusetts State Champion: Michaela Murray (John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics & Science, Roxbury)
  • 1st Runner Up: Kori Alston (Monument Mountain Regional High School of Great Barrington)
  • 2nd Runner Up: John Oliveras (Claremont Academy of Worecester)

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2011 Poetry Out Loud National Statistics

We are pleased to announce that Massachusetts has once again been ranked nationally both for total number of students participating, as well as total number of schools involved in Poetry Out Loud.  With 53 States and Properties competing, this is an accomplishment we are very proud of.  Congratulations to all of our teachers and students who came on the journey with us this season!

Total Number of Students: Ranked 3rd behind California and Washington State.

Total Number of Schools:  Ranked 4th behind California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.  

Overall Statistics 2010-2011

  • Total participating students: 365,855
  • Total participating schools: 2,255
  • Total participating teachers: 5,020

Top Five Programs by Number of Participating Students:

  • California: 41,172
  • Florida: 23,791
  • Washington: 20,304
  • Massachusetts: 18,788
  • New York: 17,941

From the National Endowment for the Arts


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