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Meet the New Poetry Out Loud State Champion Kendall Grimes '22

Congratulations to Kendall Grimes ‘22, Tennessee's new Poetry Out Loud State Champion! Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation contest, and Kendall is BGA’s second state champion (Grace Whitten ‘16 won in 2015). Kendall, who is coached by Upper School faculty member Leah Handelsman, defeated 19 contestants from all over Tennessee with her brilliant recitations of I Go Back to May 1937 by Sharon Olds, Worth by Marilyn Nelson, and Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold. She will compete in Washington D.C. at Poetry Out Loud nationals on April 30-May 1.

Read the Williamson Herald's feature on Kendall located here.

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