Junior Erin William is this year's PHS Poetry Out Loud winner. She memorized and performed three poems, including works by Walt Whitman, Frances Harper, and Carl Sandburg, in a virtual format. Three other students also competed in the competition: senior Andra Brown, freshman Yelisey Romanov and junior Paulina Situ.
Erin advances to the regional contest Feb. 19, at the Kansas City Museum.
Congratulations to Erin and everyone who competed in the event.