2012 Poetry Out Regional, Minnesota Central Region IMG_7542
From the Central Minnesota Regional of the 2012 Poetry Out Loud competition. Thomas took first, and Caleb Sanderson (another Morris Area High School student) took second, so both of the students fro the region moving on to the state finals are from MAHS. This year's regional was in Glenwood in the Central Square Auditorium.
The state finals will be on 19 March at the wonderful Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.
Thomas and Caleb were tied after the first two poems (the first time we've seen this at at regional), so they both did their third poem as a tie breaker.
The six participants in the regional were (from l to r): Suzie Thieschafer (Underwood School), Caleb Sanderson & Thomas McPhee (Morris Area High School, 2nd and 1st place respectively), Natalie Kunz & Cassandra Eerdmans (Kennedy Secondary School, Fergus Falls; Cassandra took 3rd place), and Quinton Borchardt (Henning High School).