Vermont student advances to Poetry Out Loud national finals tonight

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Nine student finalists representing high schools from Arizona, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nebraska, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and Vermont match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry in a contest for the title of 2018 Poetry Out Loud National Champion and a $20,000 award.Poetry Out Loud is a national initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and the state arts agencies. More information about the 2018 National Finals is available here(link is external). Poetry Out Loud is on Twitter at @PoetryOutLoud and @NEAarts, #POL18. Vermont State Champion Vera Escaja-Heiss (South Burlington High School). Courtesy photo.WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm–9:15 pm ET, Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC. The Poetry Out Loud National Finals are free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required. In addition, there will be a live, one-time only webcast at arts.gov(link is external).WHO: Hosted by poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo. Guest judges include Robert Casper, head of the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress; Lavina Jadhwani, Chicago-based theater director; Robin Coste Lewis, poet and National Book Award winner; Dawn Lundy Martin, poet and professor at the University of Pittsburgh; and Virgil Suárez, poet and professor of at Florida State University. The featured performer is musician Kaia Kater.2018 Poetry Out Loud National Finalists:Arizona State Champion Sophia Weinzinger (Coconino High School)Hawaii State Champion Nicholas Amador (Punahou School)Kentucky State Champion Kiara A. Jones (Elizabethtown High School)Massachusetts State Champion Xiadi Zhai (Boston Latin School)Nebraska State Champion Hope Stratman (V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School)North Dakota State Champion Maria Modi Tuya (Fargo North High School)Puerto Rico State Champion Matías Coss Hernández (University of Puerto Rico High School)South Carolina State Champion Janae Claxton (First Baptist School of Charleston)Vermont State Champion Vera Escaja-Heiss (South Burlington High School)last_img read more

IndyCar sensation Lindsay Brewer posts Instagram bikini photo and gets ‘d*** pics and a poem’ from sick trolls in return

first_img REAL vs FAKE GOLD INDYCAR sensation Lindsay Brewer has revealed that she was forced to stop in the absolute pits of social media after posting a bikini photo.The 22-year-old driver was given a rough ride by sick trolls who sent her “d*** pics and a poem” in response to an image of her wearing a pink bathing suit on Instagram.Lindsay Brewer has lifted the lid on the disgusting messages she receives after posting bikini photos on InstagramCredit: InstagramThe IndyCar sensation revealed she has been is sent ‘d*** pics and a poem’Credit: InstagramThe Motorsport prodigy has over a 1million followers on InstagramCredit: InstagramBrewer, who has been labelled a future star of motorsport, has amassed over 1.1million followers on Instagram where she regularly shares snaps of her in both bikinis and her racing gear.But it is the former that’s forced her to see the pole position as she admitted a recent picture had seen her peppered with below-the-belt images in response.In a video shared on TikTok, Brewer wrote: “Goes and checks DMs, immediately sees 2 d–k pics and a poem.”The short clip ends with the star pulling a disgusted face and leaving through a doorway behind her.Brewer added in text next to the video: “Sometimes they’ll throw in a little razzle-dazzle and send a video.” Lindsay is currently plying her trade in some of the minor league racing circuits having started racing go-karts at the age of 11.She then garnered success after winning the regional mountain championship just a year later.She made the switch from go-karts to full-size cars in 2015 and has previously opened up about her hope to emulate the legendary Danica Patrick.She told the Ralston Valley Review in 2015: “My ultimate goal is to become a female IndyCar racer.“I want to compete in the Indy 500, and, hopefully, one day win.”Brewer won her first kart race at the age of the 11Credit: InstagramThe 22-year-old is hoping to break into the male-dominated IndyCar sportCredit: InstagramBrewer has revealed her ambition to emulate the legendary Danica PatrickCredit: InstagramFernando Alonso crashes into wall during Indy 500 practice 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan Funny Moments Of Football Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!!center_img Animals are so funny that you can die of laughter People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Best caption wins🏆 Credit @4×4 Source: Motorsport – thesun.co.uklast_img read more