Sophia Luwis ?16 participates in regional poetry contest

February 7, 2014

On Wednesday, February 5, Sophia Luwis '16 represented Madeira at Virginia’s Region 4a Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest held at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Sophia was among 12 area high school students who participated. Dr. Donavan Arizmendi, Sophia’s English teacher and school coordinator for the contest here at Madeira, was “impressed not only with her expressive recitation of her two poems, but also with the poise and confidence that Sophia showed when responding to the emcee’s questions about her interests and life goals. She did a beautiful job of representing Madeira!”

Poetry Out Loud is an annual event that begins with individual school contests in the fall and ends with a national contest in April.