Ailsie Nakamura '23 Runner-Up in State Poetry Out Loud Competition

Congratulations to Ailsie Nakamura for finishing as runner-up in the State of Hawaii's 2023 Poetry Out Loud Competition, which took place at Tenney Theatre on Sunday, February 26, 2023! We are all proud of Ailsie's hard work as she put in many hours of practice to prepare for the competition. 

“Ailsie represented our school well amongst the state’s very best.  Not only did she put on a great performance, but she let her faith shine bright.  She was supportive of the other contestants and really demonstrated genuine love for our school and her teachers.” – Katherine Baquero, Upper School English Teacher.

Poetry Out Loud encourages the study of poetry by offering free educational materials and a recitation competition for high school students. Through the program students master public speaking skills and build self-confidence, while also learning more about both classic and contemporary poetry. More than 4.1 million students and 68,000 teachers from 17,000 schools across the country have participated in Poetry Out Loud.