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Nordstrom Heading to State in Poetry Out Loud

golden microphone winners

Congratulations to Ebba Nordstrom who won the conference Poetry Out Loud competition and is heading to state in March! Congratulations also to Olivia Samaha and Leo Kocher who along with Ebba were the three Washburn High School finalists and represented Washburn at the regionals. The following Washburn semifinalists also made outstanding performances: Ava Vischer, Cecelia Percy, Elliana Loesch, Kasbaye Couch, Marcella Slade, Marcus Williams, Paige Selberg, Veronica Brown, Xander Kleckner, and Zara Huntington. All of these students are 10th graders from Mr. Rice's and Ms. Mulvaney’s English classes.  View photos on Facebook

The state champion will be announced on Thursday, March 11 and that person will compete in the national competition this spring. Washburn's Yahanna Mackbee won the 2020 Minnesota State Poetry Out Loud contest.
Congratulations to state finalists:
Ella Grimm, Marshall School
Rachel Kropp, Wabasha-Kellogg High School
Sophie Kuether, Columbia Heights High School
Danquyen Le, Columbia Heights High School
Lorelai Lewis, Mayo High School
Ebba Nordstrom, Washburn High School
Greta Olsen, Community Christian School
Hanna Olson, Eastview High School
Matthew Scribner, Marshall School
Emma Vogt, Big Lake High School