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February 26: "Poetry Out Loud" Competition



Nassau Community College to Host Regional "Poetry Out Loud" Competition

February 26

Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College will host part of the statewide "Poetry Out Loud" Competition on Friday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the College Center Building. During the event, which is free and open to the public, high school students from Nassau and western Suffolk counties will compete in a regional recitation competition in an attempt to advance to the state finals in Syracuse on March 14.

The State University of New York (SUNY) has partnered with the Teachers & Writers Collaborative, National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts to facilitate New York's "Poetry Out Loud" Contest. In addition to being held on several SUNY campuses during the month of February, the competition will take place simultaneously in states across the nation and in countries worldwide.

According to "Poetry Out Loud" New York, over 14,000 New York State high school students participated in the competition at the local level this season. The national "Poetry Out Loud" final contest will take place in May in Washington, DC.

Media Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 alicia.steger@ncc.edu ncc.edu/newsreleases About Nassau Community College Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where nearly 20,000 full- and part-time students and approximately 10,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.

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