Analy High senior Sarah Condello represented Sonoma County in the annual Poetry Out Loud contest last weekend in Sacramento, making it through two of the three rounds of the event that featured 46 students from across California.
Condello became Sonoma County’s representative in the state contest after winning the local Poetry Out Loud event Feb. 12 at the Santa Rosa branch of the county library.
In Sacramento, Condello flawlessly recited “The Mortician in San Francisco” by Randall Mann and “Epitaph” by Katherine Phillips.
“Poetry Out Loud has fostered my growth from a shy, frightened freshman to the confident person who I am today,” she said. “I have vastly improved my speaking skills and read some beautiful poetry along the way.”