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Sequoia J. Jelks, a senior at Broad Ripple High School, represented Indiana during the National Poetry Out Loud Finals on April 29, 2008. Jelks placed as a finalist in the competition and was one of 12 students to receive a $1,000 scholarship prize and $500 for her school to use for the purchase of poetry books.
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2008 National Finals
The 2008 Indiana Regional & State Poetry Out Loud Finals were held on Saturday, March 8 at the Frank and Katrina Basile Theater in the Indiana Historical Society.
State Champion: Sequoia J. Jelks, Broad Ripple High School (Indianapolis) State Runner-Up: Dheevena Reddy, Homestead High School (Fort Wayne) Third Place: Sarah Healey, Universtiy High School of Indiana (Carmel)
The following students participated in the 2008 Indiana Poetry Out Loud competition:
Cameron Todd Anderson - Herron High School, Indianapolis Chyna Cheaney - Signature School, Evansville Lydia Hawkins - Tipton High School, Tipton Sarah Healey - University High School of Indiana, Carmel Sequoia J. Jelks - Broad Ripple High School, Indianapolis Rithvi Melanta - Carmel High School, Carmel Cait Molloy - Southport High School, Indianapolis Jasmine Morris - Lawrence North High School, Indianapolis Kally Musser - Options Charter School, Noblesville Dheevena Reddy - Homestead High School, Fort Wayne