Raleigh teen to represent NC at poetry competition

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A 12th-grade student at Raleigh Charter School will represent North Carolina in the national Poetry Out Loud competition in May.

Eighteen-year-old Jessica Karlisa will represent North Carolina at the finals May 14 in Washington, D.C.

Thirty-one students participated in the statewide Poetry Out Loud competition, which was held Saturday at several locations in Greensboro.

Karlisa will receive $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington to compete in the finals. Her school will receive $500 for the purchase of poetry books.

Runner-up Jakia Propel Propst is a 16-year-old in the 11th grade at St. Stephens High School in Catawba County will receive $100. Her school will receive $200 to buy poetry books.

Credit: The Associated Press.