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Students from 18 Kentucky schools will compete in a state poetry recitation contest this month

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FRANKFORT, Kentucky — Students from 18 Kentucky high schools will compete in a state poetry recitation contest this month.

Poetry Out Loud will be held Feb. 23 at the Grand Theatre in Frankfort.

The state champion will receive $200 and the winner's school will receive $500 for the purchase of poetry books. The runner-up will get $100, plus $200 for books for the school's library.

The winner will represent Kentucky at the national finals May 2 through 4 in Washington, D.C.

The contest is sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.

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