Delaney Places First in State Poetry Out Loud! Competition

By Benjamin Cox on March 16, 2022 at 9:51am

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A Franklin High Schooler is headed to a national competition in poetry reading.

Cole Delaney placed first at the state Poetry Out Loud Team! Competition. Delaney’s teammate Thaddeus Bergschneider placed third.

Delaney will receive $500 for poetry materials for a virtual submission for the semifinals on May 1st. If Delaney advances from that stage, he will be a part of the final competition on June 5th for a chance at a $20,000 scholarship.

This is the second year in a row that Franklin has sent two students on to the state competition in the contest.