2017 STATE CHAMPIONS AND NATIONAL COMPETITORS
2017 NATIONAL POL CHAMPION, SAMARA HUGGINS
Samara Huggins a senior at Whitefield Academy in Mableton, GA won the title of 2017 Poetry Out Loud National Champion. Samara won the final round with her recitation of "The Farmer" by W. D. Erhart. The second-place winner was Nicholas Amador, a junior at Punahou School from Honolulu, Hawaii. The third-place winner was Iree Mann, a junior at Syosset High School from Jericho, New York.