Livingston places in state recitation contest


March 13, 2024

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Finalists • (l-r): Carlee Livingston, Elizabeth Buescher and William Mortensen display trophies awarded to finalists in the state Poetry Out Loud finals, Saturday, in Lincoln. Livingston, a junior at Summerland Public Schools, finished third.

Carlee Livingston, a Summerland junior, placed third in the state finals of Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation contest held Saturday at the Sheldon Art Gallery in Lincoln.

Six students from across the state vied for first prize: $200, a $500 voucher for their school to purchase poetry books and an all-expense paid trip for two to the national finals in Washington, D.C.

Students represented Burwell, Cedar Catholic, Marian, Summerland, Wahoo and the North Platte Public Library. Elizabeth Boucher of Marian took first, while William Mortensen of Wahoo was second.

All six students recited two p...

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