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Petersburg student competes in state poetry recitation contest


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Kylie Wallace stands (center front) with the nine finalists from across the state who participated in this year's Poetry Out Loud contest in Juneau.

Petersburg High School senior Kylie Wallace won a top spot in the region and went on to place in the top four in the state's Poetry Out Loud competition, earning her a performance in the final round.

Nine finalists from schools across the state were selected and went to Juneau to compete.

"They gave us a tour around the capitol building and we got to see the governor's house and later that night we got to compete against each other." Wallace said.

Wallace had to memorize three poems for three separate rounds of the competition. Judges looked for things such as body language, articulation...

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