Poetry Out Loud Nebraska

Congratulations to our five POL state finalists!

 listed in alphabetical order by school:

Cedar Catholic High School  - Cambelle Niemen, 10th grade

Gordon-Rushville High School  - Jacob Wellnitz, 11th grade

Marian High School  - Madeleine Smith, 9th grade

Skutt Catholic High School  - Alexandra Zaleski, 11th grade

Thayer Central Community Schools  - Elle Sudbeck, 9th grade

Important Dates:

February 19, 2021:  State Finalists notified

Approximately five State Semi-Final competitors will advance to State Finals.

March 1, 2021:  State Finals video submissions are due

Deadline for your school’s student champ to submit recordings of three poems.

See the Video Submission Process document for more details.
Semi-Finalists may choose to re-record their first two videos.

March 12, 2021:  State Finals recording published and NE’s Champ announced

A compiled video of all Nebraska State Finalists will be published and the Nebraska State Champion will be announced.

April 2021:  Virtual National Finals (dates TBD)



Resources for Coordinating Teachers:

Previous POL Videos

2016 Video

2015 Video

2014 Video