Yesterday, at the state semifinals of Poetry Out Loud, Senior Angel Vargas went up against 17 other semifinalists and successfully advanced to the state finals. The state finals are no easy feat - this marks the first time we've had two consecutive years in the state finals since 2010. The competition today was very tough, but Angel's performances were terrific.
Angel will recite his two poems in the state finals on, at the Old South Meeting House in Boston at - the event is open to the public. After his recitations, the judges will select their top six performers, who will recite a third poem to determine the 2016 Massachusetts POL Champion.