CHARLESTON, West Virginia — A Greenbrier High School student will represent West Virginia in Washington next month at the national finals of Poetry Out Loud, a competition to encourage more interest in poetry among young people.
Neely Seams won the state competition earlier this month in Charleston. Tyler Ray of Webster County High school was the runner up.
Twenty-three students from high schools in 20 counties competed in the semifinals.
Seams received $200 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the national finals in late April. Greenbrier East High School received a $500 stipend to buy poetry books.
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