WOS Stark Reading Contest winners announced
Brittney Perry and Paige Pollard each won $2000 scholarships and campus titles in the West Orange – Stark High School finals of the 108th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation held Sunday at the Carl Godwin Auditorium.
Pollard took first place honors in Interpretive readings with her reading of “Marriage A la Mode” by Katherine Mansfield. Alayna Jacobs placed second with her reading of Liam O’Flaherty’s “The Sniper.” Jacobs earned a $1500 scholarship for placing second in Interpretive Reading.
Perry won first place in Declamations for her presentation of the “The Perils of Indifference” by Elie Wiesel. Devin Hebert placed second for “Duty, Honor, and Country” by General Douglas MacArthur. He also earned a $1500 scholarship for placing second in Declamation.
Other WO-S finalists in the contest were Nathan Wood, Chris Crawford, Casey Chapman, Sarai Spell, Chris Young, and Nicholas Colbert.
Perry and Pollard now advance to the Orange County Finals of the Miriam Lutcher Stark Reading Contest to be held April 29 at 2 p.m. at the Lutcher Theater.
The contest is sponsored by the Nelda C. and H. J. Lutcher Stark Foundation.