Poetry Out Loud Winners

Poetry Out Loud was launched in high schools nationwide in the spring of 2006 and has grown to involve millions of students across the country. The ArtsPath POL region comprises Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson counties, and the DuBois Area School District.

ArtsPath Regional Champions with Poem Selections (2006-current)

  • 2020-21: Julia Wirths - DuBois Area High School, Sophomore
    • Cartoon Physics, part 1 by Nick Flynn
    • The Idler by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson
    • Advice to a Prophet by Richard Wilbur
  • 2019-20: Julia Wirths - DuBois Area High School, Freshman
    • Break, Break, Break by Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • As Kingfishers Catch Fire by Gerard Manley Hopkins
    • Rain of Statues by Sarah Lindsay
  • 2018-19: Jacquelyn Spicher - DuBois Area High School, Senior
    • Thoughtless Cruelty by Charles Lamb
    • every single day by John Straley
    • Larkinesque by Michael Ryan
  • 2017-18: Amy Kukula - Blairsville High School, Junior
    • Please Don't by Tony Hoagland
    • Friendship After Love by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    • Today by Billy Collins
  • 2016-17: Rachel Wilkins - Marion Center Area School, Freshman
    • Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
    • The Garden by H.D.
    • It was not Death, for I Stood Up, (355) by Emily Dickinson
  • 2015-16: Lillian Rauss - Indiana Area High School, Junior
    • Discrimination by Kenneth Rexroth
    • For the young who want to by Marge Piercy
    • Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • 2014-15: Katherine Bradshaw - Indiana Area High School, Senior
    • Degrees of Gray in Phillipsburg by Richard Hugo
    • Poem by Muriel Rukeyser
    • April Midnight by Arthur Symons
  • 2013-14: Joseph Kukula - Blairsville High School, Senior
    • The Rain by Robert Creeley
    • The Cross of Snow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    • The Pomegranate and the Big Crowd by Albert Ríos
  • 2012-13: *David "DJ" Gress - Kiski School, Senior
    • Invictus by Ernest Henley
    • After working sixty hours again for what reason by Bob Hicok
    • The Heaven of Animals by James L. Dickey
  • 2011-12: Daniela Alarcón- Indiana Area High School, Senior
    • The Poet at Seventeen by Larry Levis
    • A Country Boy in Winter by Sarah Orne Jewett
    • Bilingual/Bilingüe by Rhina P. Espaillat
  • 2010-11: Ella Glabicki - Dubois Area High School, Sophomore
    • My Grandmother's Love Letters by Hart Crane
    • Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    • Sugar Dada by J. Allyn Rosser
  • 2009-10: Tove Johnson - Indiana Area High School, Junior
    • The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd by Sir Walter Ralegh
    • God's Grandeur by Gerard Manley Hopkins
    • Hate Poem by Julie Sheehan
  • 2008-09: *Molly Stoltz- Dubois Area High School, Junior
    • Sugar Dada by J. Allyn Rosser
    • Thoughtless Cruelty by Charles Lamb
    • Kissing Stieglitz Good-Bye by Gerald Stern
  • 2007-08: Burkely Twiest - Marion Center Area School, Junior
    •  Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    • Broken Promises by David Kirby
    • Ice Child by John Haines
  • 2006-07: Cody Stewart -Moniteau High School, Junior
    • Jabberwocky by Lewis Carrol
      *State Champion

State Champions from ArtsPath

  • 2008-09: Molly Stoltz, Dubois Area High School, Junior
    Molly Stoltz

  • 2012-13: David "DJ" Gress, Kiski School, Senior
    David Gress POL State Winner