75th Annual Poetry Elocution Contest

The 75th Poetry Elocution Contest for NJ High Schools was hosted by the Department of English on April 27 and was organized by Dr. Nira Gupta-Casale with the assistance of Graduate Assistant Jonathan Daneshpour. Supported and funded by the National Writing Project, this event had 27 contestants representing 14 schools.

THE FINALISTS
1st Place: Lauren Sauer Mother Seton Regional High School
2nd Place: Tim Lynch Union Catholic High School
3rd Place: Thomas Hartnett Union Catholic High School
4th Place: Jillian Curry JP Stevens High School
5th Place: Charlie Yaris Columbia High School
6th Place: Maya Peterson Lawrenceville High School

THE JUDGES
Prof. Rachael Warmington Department of English
Kean University
Prof. Lisa Sisler Department of English
Kean University
Assistant Director Erica Holan National Writing Project
Kean University
Prof. Norman Hobbie Department of Communication
Kean University

THE CONTEST STAFF
Dr. Dan O'Day Chair, Department of English
Dr. Nira Gupta-Casale Contest Director
Dr. Mark Sutton Tabulation
Mr. Jonathan Daneshpour Graduate Assistant

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