Kari Morgan of Oregon School for the Deaf named Oregon’s 2023 Poetry Out Loud champion; Maria Daniels from St. Stephens Academy named runner up

Salem, Oregon –For the second consecutive year, a student from Oregon School for the Deaf is Oregon’s Poetry Out Loud champion. Kari Morgan, a 16-year-old sophomore, was named the 2023 Oregon Poetry Out Loud state champion at Saturday’s Poetry Out Loud State Contest in Salem. Trayshun Holmes-Gournaris, a recent graduate of Oregon School for the Deaf, was Oregon’s 2022 state champion.

Morgan was one of 10 finalists who competed at the state contest after winning their school competitions and advancing through regionals; she will now represent Oregon at the national Poetry Out Loud competition to be held May 8-10 in Washington D.C.

Carrie Kikel
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