Wednesday, 2 March 2016
Chigozie Maduchukwu: sparkling recitation
FWD: Capital Public Radio, “Sacramento county boy has won the California Poetry Out Loud competition”, Sacramento, California, US, Tuesday 1 March 2016
Chigozie won $200 for himself and $500 for Pleasant Grove High School to purchase poetry books.
Caitlin Fitzwater, public information officer of the California Arts Council, notes that this is the first time since 2006 that a Sacramento student has won this poetry competition. She adds: “We’re so excited that Chigozie is going to represent California at the ‘Poetry Out Loud’ national finals in Washington D.C. this May”.
If Chigozie wins the national competition in May, he receives $20,000 and his school gets $500.