Louisiana 2017 POL Champion
Covington High's Dejeune Richardson placed first at the Louisiana State Poetry Out Loud competition at Capital Park Museum in Baton Rouge. Richardson will represent the state of Louisiana in Washington, D.C., at the 2017 National Poetry Out Loud Championship in late April.

Kelly Stomps - Louisiana Teacher of the Year
Kelly Stomps is a kindergarten through third grade music teacher at Woodlake Elementary School in St. Tammany Parish. On Saturday, the Louisiana Department of Education presented her with the state Teacher of the Year title.

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art has been chosen for recognition as a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (NAHYP) Finalist for the museum's work in providing "rich arts and humanities learning opportunities to young people." For more information ( click here)

The Louisiana Division of the Arts Arts-in-Education Program Initiatives include:

  • Poetry Out Loud - Each year high school students from across the state take part in Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The competition, presented in partnership with the Louisiana Division of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition. During the 2015 – 2016 school year, more than 2500 students participated in Louisiana. There are high school, regional and state rounds before the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C., where $50,000 in awards and school stipends are distributed. Visit Poetry Out Loud for more information about this national program. If you would like to participate in Poetry Out Loud, contact Danny Belanger or call 225.342.8209

Louisiana Arts Education Associations:

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