SCSC Announces the 2020 Poetry Out Loud State Champion

South Central Service Cooperative announces Jay Mackbee as the 2020 Poetry Out Loud State Champion

Winner of POL holds trophy
2020 Minnesota State Champion – Jay Mackbee, grade 10, Washburn High School, Minneapolis


Minnesota State Finalists (L-R): Back row: Scout Weinandt, Moriah Lippert, Gavin Kimmel, Isaac Udelhofen, Nimo Mohamed. Front row: Asha Omar, Annika Brelsford, Jay Mackbee, Angelina Dodge, Sara Hoffman.


Dr. Chris Brown, Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities at Minnesota State University, Mankato welcomes the competitors and guests.


Competitors each performed three poems during the event.


Stephen Young of the National Poetry Foundation helps award students along with Mary Hillmann and Cassi Wanous from SCSC.