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Oregon Arts Commission Names Poetry Out Loud Winner! MoreNews...

Poetry Out Loud 2015 State Champion Gypsy Prince of Springfield's Academy of Arts and Academics

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March 27, 2014

Gypsy Prince of Springfield named Poetry Out Loud champion

Gypsy Prince, a senior from Springfield’s Academy of Arts and Academics, is Oregon’s 2015 Poetry Out Loud state champion.

 

Prince, who won the state contest March 14 at Willamette University, is a three-time school champion who was making her second appearance at state. She advances to the national Poetry Out Loud competition April 27-29 in Washington, D.C.

 

“Gypsy’s performances were so beautiful, powerful and heartfelt,” says Commission Chair Julie Vigeland. “We are very proud of her and will be rooting for her to bring home the national championship!”

 

Prince’s winning performance was a recitation of “Mrs. Caldera’s House of Things” by Gregory Djanikian. Gypsy and fellow finalist Mitchell Lenneville react as she is named Oregon’s Poetry Out Loud state champion. Photo by Greg

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