“It's restful to arrive at a decision/ And restful just to think about New Hampshire.” –Robert Frost
At the forefront of New Hampshire’s poetry pack is none other than Robert Frost. But following closely in his footsteps are some very talented STA Saints.
Over the past month, STA sophomore English classes have been preparing poems as part of the annual Poetry Out Loud (POL) program. Designed to encourage students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation, the POL program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn simultaneously about literary history and contemporary life.
Last week, Bella Gyrucsan '19 began the assembly by sharing a prepared poem and then the sophomore class POL winners were announced. Congratulations to this very special group of orators as they continue to shine light on poetry and literature by using their gifts of emotion, inflection and emphasis.
2017-2018 Sophomore Class Winners
Junior Calibrator: Bella Gyurcsan -“The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Lord Alfred Tennyson
Jennifer Daraoui - “A Poison Tree” by William Blake
Katia Gaffney - “When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be” by John Keats
Chloe Gross - “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer
Hunter Lassard - “To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Nothing”
Taylor Leonard - “Dear Reader” by Rita Mae Reese
Max Reich - “I, Too” by Langston Hughes
Connor Welts - “Falling: The Code” by Li-Young Lee