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Dunnington is 2nd in poetry competition’s state finals

Parker School is pleased to announce junior Sean Dunnington earned second place in the Poetry Out Loud State Finals on March 2 at the Tenney Theatre, Cathedral of St. Andrew’s in Honolulu. One of 15 contestants at the state level, Dunnington recited the poems “Momma Said” by Calvin Forbes; “The Chimney Sweeper: When My Mother Died I Was Very Young,” by William Blake; and “Self-Inquiry Before the Job Interview” by Gary Soto.

First place went to home-school student Brady Jernigan, who will travel, expenses paid, to Washington, D.C., for the Poetry Out Loud National Finals. As the second-place finisher, Dunnington received a writing journal, $100 cash and $200 to Parker School for the purchase of poetry books.


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