Homer High Senior Advances To Statewide Poetry Competition

Feb 28, 2017

Juan Sarmiento prepares to perform at the 2014 Alaska State Poetry Out Loud competition. He will be returning to the stage on March 7 for the 2017 state competition.
Credit Juan Sarmiento

Homer High School senior Juan Sarmiento is one of 10 finalists competing for the chance to represent Alaska at the National Poetry Out Loud Competition.

KBBI’s Shahla Farzan spoke with Sarmiento about the competition and how he first became interested in poetry.

Sarmiento will compete at the Alaska State Poetry Out Loud Competition on March 7 in Juneau. The state champion will advance to the National Competition, held in Washington D.C. in April.