Senior Lauren French and freshman Iren Hangen-Vasquez place in Poetry Out Loud competition

In February, the BBA English department hosted its annual Poetry Out Loud competition, in which students recite a poem from memory. They are judged based on the national Poetry Out Loud standards, including accuracy and delivery, by a panel of faculty. In February, the BBA English department hosted its annual Poetry Out Loud competition, in which students recite a poem from memory. They are judged based on the national Poetry Out Loud standards, including accuracy and delivery, by a panel of faculty. Senior Lauren French placed second, and the first place prize was awarded to freshman Iren Hangen-Vasquez, who is moving on to compete at the state level in Barre on March 7th. If Iren places in Barre, she will move on to the final state competition on March 18th and have a shot at advancing to the national competition in Washington DC. who is moving on to compete at the state level in Barre on March 7th. If Iren places in Barre, she will move on to the final state competition on March 18th and have a shot at advancing to the national competition in Washington DC.


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