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Saratoga freshman wins Poetry Out Loud state competition

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Liam McKenna, a freshman at Saratoga Springs High School, won the New York State finals of the 2013 Poetry Out Loud competition, held March 19 at The College of Saint Rose in Albany. Elizabeth Cory, a junior at Bronxville High School, was named runner-up in the contest. McKenna was declared the winner based on his recitation of “As Kingfishers Catch Fire” by Gerard Manley Hopkins, “Cartoon Physics, part 1” by Nick Flynn, and “A Valediction: ...

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