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Seniors showcase acting skills in state contests

There is more to reciting poetry than simply saying the words; you have to feel the words.

Senior Jessica Walker learned that lesson while competing in Poetry Out Loud, first at school, then at a regional competition at Arendell Parrott Academy and finally at a state contest in Raleigh in March.

Walker was the second runner up at the state level.

Approximately 9,000 students in North Carolina competed in Poetry Out Loud this year, meaning that Walker came in third out of 9,000 students.


Kinston’s Cubbage wins Shakespeare contest

Ten eastern North Carolina high school students read monologues and sonnets by William Shakespeare on Saturday in a competition at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library. Three judges named Kinston High senior Willie Cubbage the Colonial North Carolina chapter winner in the English-Speaking Union's National Shakespeare contest.