The Hannibal Arts Council will host the eighth annual Northeast Missouri Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition, a regional poetry recitation competition for area high school students at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main St.
The winner of the February 12 regional competition will proceed to the state finals in Jefferson City on March 14. The winner of the state finals moves on to Washington, D.C., for the national finals.
Students participating this year include Maryssa Movarac (Louisiana High School), Miranda Oder (Milan High School), Ashley Bichsel (North Shelby High School), Beth Thordsden (Palmyra High School), Victoria Carothers (South Shelby High School) and Ali Walker (Troy-Buchanan High School). Prior to the regional competition, the six Northeast Missouri schools that elected to participate held school competitions to choose a regional representative.
For information about Poetry Out Loud and the regional competition, contact the Hannibal Arts Council at (573) 221-6545.