California State Champions



2018 State champion
Orange county

"The arts give me the courage to express my values with an activist's voice in the midst of the fear and ignorance residing on both sides of the ‘fourth wall.'"

VIDEO: Round 2: Alexis Rangell-Onwuegbuzia, Orange County
VIDEO: Round 3: Alexis Rangell-Onwuegbuzia, Orange County

2018 Runner-Up: Sage Innerarity of Sacramento County
2018 Third Place: Nicholas Panyanouvong of Stanislaus County


Levi Lowe

2017 state champion
Tuolumne County

"Poetry Out Loud teaches empathy, and it teaches confidence. Empathy and confidence construct the artistic tongue."

VIDEO: Round 2: Levi Lowe, Tuolumne County
VIDEO: Round 3: Levi Lowe, Tuolumne County

2017 Runner-Up: Chigozie Maduchukwu
2017 Third Place: Nicholas Panyanouvong


Chigozie Maduchukwu

2016 state champion
sacramento County

"Poetry Out Loud is one of my favorite activities to participate in during the school year, mostly because it requires me to connect to an artistic and analytical part of myself that I usually don't engage in during the school year."

2016 Runner-Up: Zayan Reza
2016 Third Place: Miriam Sachs


2015 - Levi Lowe, Tuolumne County

2014 - Shayna Maci Warner, Marin County

2013 - Arwa Arwan, Monterey County

2012 - Corbin Gomez, El Dorado County

2011 - Robert Marchand, Monterey County

2010 - Morgan Brown, Monterey County

2009 - Spencer Klaven, Santa Barbara County

2008 - Roshawnda Bettencourt, Placer County

2007 - Karen Hong, Sonoma County

2006 - Ken Huffman, Sacramento County