Poetry Recitation Competition

The Caldwell Arts Council hosts the annual Middle School Poetry Recitation Competition at the HUB Station Arts & Business Center Auditorium, 145 Cedar Valley Road in Hudson, North Carolina. Our next competition is set for 9:30am on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED FOR THE 2020 COMPETITION. Click here for details and click here to view the 2019 YouTube competition video.





"A Girl's Garden" by Robert Frost - Angelina Hammons, Collettsville School

"Ain't I A Woman?" by Sojourner Truth - Chelsea Isaacs, Kings Creek School

"A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest and The Road Unknown" by Walt Whitman - Auguste Thielemann, William Lenoir Middle School

"America For Me" by Henry Van Dyke - Autumn Pugh, Heritage Christian School

"An Ante-Bellum Sermon" by Paul Laurence Dunbar - Aiden Jones, William Lenoir Middle School

"Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe - Samantha Wienbrock, Gamewell Middle School

"A Psalm of Life" by Walt Whitman - Noah Fanberg, Heritage Christian School

"Because I Could Not Stop for Death" and "Death Sets a Thing Significant" by Emily Dickinson - Nikkila Mitchell, Happy Valley School

"Casey At the Bat" (modified) by Ernest Lawrence Thayer - Julius Martin, Home School

"Children" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Ava Aldrich, Granite Falls Middle School

"Go Down Death" by James Weldon Johnson - Karina Davidson, Heritage Christian School

"If" by Rudyard Kipling - Ellis Waitz, Collettsville School

"McCavity: The Mystery Cat" by T.S. Eliot - Luke Roberts, Collettsville School

"Mr. Mistoffelees" by T.S. Eliot - Landon Hines, Hudson Middle School

"No Coward Soul is Mine" by Emily Bronte - Aaron Helton, William Lenoir Middle School

"Pilate's Wife's Dream" by Charlotte Bronte - Bailey Smith, Hudson Middle School

"The Children's Hour" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Mackenzie Wishion, Gamewell Middle School

"The Christmas Tree" by Robert Service - Addison Connor, Hudson Middle School

"The City in the Sea" by Edgar Allan Poe - Khloe Kastro, Hudson Middle School

"The Creation" by James Weldon Johnson - Makenna Carswell, Gamewell Middle School

"The Day is Done" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Aaron Martinichio, Gamewell Middle School

"The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe - Norah Cool, Kings Creek School

"The Snow Shower" by William Cullen Bryant - Aolani Lipez-Driggs, William Lenoir Middle School

"The Spider and the Fly" by Mary Howitt - Raven Minish, Gamewell Middle School

"The Stolen Child" by William Butler Keats - Chloe Woody, Hudson Middle School

"The Village Blacksmith" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Patience Brown, Heritage Christian School

"When the Frost is on the Punkin" by James whitcomb Riley - Ezra Greer, Heritage Christian School






1st Place Tie: Ava Aldrich, Granite Falls Middle and Aiden Jones, William Lenoir Middle

3rd Place: Auguste Thielemann, William Lenoir Middle

4th Place: Mazie Wakefield, William Lenoir Middle

5th Place: Melanie Perez, Gamewell Middle

6th Place: Taszi Gupta, Collettsville Middle



Gavin Johnson, Gamewell Middle

Martin Engelbrecht, Gamewell Middle

Ellis Waitz, Collettsville Middle

Karina Davidson, Heritage Christian Middle

Emma Ingram, Hudson Middle

Noah Fanberg, Heritage Christian Middle

Zoey Lail, Gamewell Middle