Kiara Chatman, a senior at Deer Valley High in Antioch, took first place in the Contra Costa County "Poetry Out Loud" competition for the second year in a row
The event was held in the Las Lomas High School Theatre in Walnut Creek on February 11th. The Runner-up position went to senior Camila Morales-Jimenez from El Cerrito High in El Cerrito, and Third Place to sophomore Wesley Little from Monte Vista High in Danville.
Chatman advances to the California State Finals in Sacramento on March 12 & 13. At stake are hundreds of dollars on the state competition level and thousands at the national finals of Poetry Out Loud.