Jackson, Miss — The Mississippi Arts Commission is proud to announce that Carys Snyder, a senior at Starkville High School, won second place in the Poetry Out Loud Mississippi Finals held on March 16, 2015 at Mississippi Public Broadcasting in Jackson. The contest, presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program to encourage high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition.
Carys is involved in track, cross-country, theatre, art, photography and the Mayor's Youth Council and plans to attend Columbia University in the fall. She plans to major in either English or History.
To learn more about Poetry Out Loud in Mississippi, visit the Mississippi Arts Commission website – www.arts.ms.gov – and click on the Poetry Out Loud logo. Registration for Mississippi Poetry Out Loud 2015 will begin soon.
The Mississippi Arts Commission is a state agency, funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Riley Foundation, the Mississippi Endowment for the Arts at the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson and other private sources. MAC is the official grants-making and service agency for the arts in Mississippi. The agency serves as an active supporter and promoter of arts in community life and in arts education.
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Carys Snyder, a senior at Starkville High School, won second place in the Mississippi Finals of Poetry Out Loud, a program of the Mississippi Arts Commission.
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