New Jersey Poetry Out Loud 2012 State Finals

Students from four regions of New Jersey competed in this year’s New Jersey Poetry Out Loud state finals for a chance to take the stage at the national finals in Washington, D.C.

The competition, held at The College of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage Theatre, featured eight students from schools across the Garden State.


Kristin Tsuo of The Lawrenceville School out of Region 2 has won the 2012 New Jersey Out Loud 2012 state finals.

  • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor covered Wednesday’s event with live tweets throughout the competition. Although the competition has ended, you can still see’s coverage of the performances by following the Twitter stream below. You can also read their interview with Tsuo on their blog “Culture Vultures.

Regions at the 2012 Poetry Out Loud competition:

Region 1 champions:

Sarah Finnan, Cinnaminson High School

Allison Beres, Vineland High School

Region 2 champions:

Kristin Tsuo, The Lawrenceville School (winner)

Michael Chang, The Hun School of Princeton

Region 3 champions:

Brianne Barker, Dumont High School

Jacob Ohring, High Tech High School

Region 4 champions:

Clarissa Lotson, West Orange High School

Daisha Davis, Essex County Vocational North 13th Street Tech



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