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A group of Otsego County citizens will be meeting on Thursday,March 29 from 6 to 7 pm in the Multi-purpose room of the AlpineCenter at 800 Livingston Blvd in Gaylord (near the University Centerand Gaylord High School). The purpose of the meeting is to discuss thefuture of recycling in Otsego County and how citizens can gain supportfor expanded services by engaging friends and local representatives.For a number of years Otsego County has explored options forexpanding recycling opportunities because of the benefits this wouldprovide to the community. Recycling conserves valuable naturalresources, ensuring that the community stays the “Pure Michigan” loca-tion that many like to visit year-round. Conserving resources reducesdependence on foreign oil, thereby strengthening our nation’s econom-ic and diplomatic position in the world. An expanded recycling pro-gram in Otsego County would also help individuals save money ontheir trash pick-up fees.In addition to discussing how to show support for the future of recy-cling in Otsego County, there will be a short presentation on how recy-cling can benefit our community and educational material will be avail-able. Any resident of Otsego County who is interested in supporting anexpanded future of recycling in our community is invited to attend themeeting on March 29th. Contact Jessica Kane at email@example.com additional information.Randi Laundré, a sophomore at Alba Public School, was crowned theMichigan Poetry Out Loud Champion on Saturday, March 10. The two-day Poetry Out Loud event was held at Saginaw Valley State University and host-ed by the Michigan Humanities Council and Michigan Council for Arts andCultural Affairs.“All the students who participated in this year’s Poetry Out Loud statechampionship deserve a huge round of applause for bringing our rich legacy of poetry alive with great passion, poise and heart,” said Katie Wolf, executivedirector of the Michigan Humanities Council. Although she was hit by the flu in the middle of the competition, Laundrébattled on with a near-flawless performance and wowed the judges in herrecitation of “A Psalm of Life,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; “ErosTurannos,” by Edwin Arlington Robinson; and “She Walks in Beauty,” by LordByron (George Gordon). She was one of 36 students to compete for theMichigan title. As the Michigan champion, Laundré won $200 as well as a $500 stipend forher school toward the purchase of new poetry books. Next, she will travel to Washington, D.C., where she will compete in the national Poetry Out Loudfinals, held May 13-15. The national champion will win a $20,000 collegescholarship.“These students are very dedicated, selecting three great works from ananthology of 500 carefully selected poems, meticulously interpreting andmemorizing them, and then reciting them before a live audience,” Wolf said.“You cannot be in the audience and not feel goose bumps as these young people breathe new life into these poems. I don’t envy the judges, but eventhey, after two days of careful scoring, expressed their gratitude for having this experience with much emotion.”First runner-up Alexis Barrera, of Hartland High School, won $100 as wellas a $200 stipend for her school library. The second runner-up is Brittni Eller,Grand River Preparatory High School (Grand Rapids); and third runner-up isMounir Jamal, Forest Hills Central High School (Grand Rapids). All four stu-dents will receive a scholarship valued at $1,000 each to participate in theMichigan Youth Arts Festival, held May 10-12 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation competition for high school stu-dents. By encouraging youth to learn about great poetry through memoriza-tion and performance, students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary heritage. Poetry Out Loud, partially funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts andPoetry Foundation, is managed in Michigan by the Michigan HumanitiesCouncil in partnership with the MichiganCouncil for Arts and Cultural Affairs.Other participating organizations this yearincluded the InsideOut Literary Arts Project,Library of Michigan, the Residential Collegein the Arts and Humanities Center for Poetry at Michigan State University, Friends of Theodore Roethke, and the Marshall M.Fredericks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State University.To learn more aboutthis program, visit www.michiganhumani-ties.org or www.poetryoutloud.org.
Meeting schedule for those interested inexpanding Otsego County recycling program
Alba Teen Wins Michigan Poetry Out Loud State Championship