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Students Compete in Yakima Poetry Competition for $50,000

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YAKIMA, WA. -- Some local high school students performed in a poetry competition for the chance to win $50,000. 

The Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest held it's regional competition in Yakima Sunday. Two of the fourteen students will move on to compete in the state finals in Tacoma with a chance for an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C.

The grand prize for the national champion is that check for $50,000.

"There's never enough time to have poetry in the classroom," Emily Guinn of Poetry Out Loud said. "The more poetry that we can have students interact with, the better."

Students from seven different high schools from around the Yakima Valley took part, including Davis and Ike kids.