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2014-03-10 16:27:50

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elliott Davidson, a junior at Lewisburg Area High School in Union County is Pennsylvania's 2014 "Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest" champion. Davidson will now go on to compete in the national contest in Washington, D.C. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts hosted the competition at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg. Governor Tom Corbett, along with First Lady Susan Corbett, chair of the Pennsylvania Council on the...

2010-03-15 14:47:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Angela Goldberg, a Pleasant Valley School District senior from Monroe County, today won the state finals of the 2010 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, according to the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Goldberg was selected from among 12 regional finalists by a panel of judges in a day-long competition at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg. Second place went to DeVonna Smith, a Reading School District student from Berks...

2009-03-12 15:48:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Molly Stoltz, a Dubois Area School District student from Clearfield County, has been named the winner of the Pennsylvania state finals of the 2009 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. Stoltz was selected from among 13 regional finalists by a panel of judges in a day-long competition at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg. Second place went to Luka Glinsky, a home-schooled student from Erie County; and Christian Aponte of...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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