2016 State Poetry Out Loud Champions
2016 National POL Champion, Ahkei Togun of Virginia
On May 4, 2016, Ahkei Togun, age 17, a senior at Tallwood High School in Virginia Beach, VA won the title of 2016 Poetry Out Loud National Champion. Togun won the final round with “Bereavement,” by William Lisle Bowles.The second-place winner was Marta Palombo, 18, a senior at Cambridge High School in Alpharetta, Georgia. The third-place winner was Nicholas Amador, age 15, a sophomore at Punahou High School in Honolulu, HI.
Congratulations and THANK YOU to our 2016 State Champion, Caroline Huber for representing the state of North Dakota at the 2016 National POL Competition in Washington, DC! We are so proud of your accomplishments and wish you well as you begin your next adventure as a first-year cadet at the US Navel Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.