|KLAMATH FALLS STUDENT NAMED OREGON'S 'POETRY OUT LOUD' CHAMPION|
|Scholastic Awards||Poetry Out Loud|
Story by Jamie Parfitt - Story Source
|Published on Thursday March 18, 2021 - 1:10 AM|
Tabarjah Neal is a senior at Oregon Charter Academy. After winning the school's competition for the second year in a row, Neal faced 11 other competitors in the state competition. She recited "Y2K" by Therese Lloyd, "Carnival" by Rebecca Lindenberg and "Bereavement" by William Lisle Bowles.
Though Neal qualified for the state competition in 2020, it was canceled due to COVID-19. This year, the competition was held virtually.
"I definitely cried a little, hyperventilated and had a small panic attack," Neal said after finding out she won. "It was a pretty special moment, especially because I got to share it with my family."