The Poetry Contest is an annual event open to students in grades 7 through 12 whose teachers are members of CT COLT.  Poetry slates are available in the following languages: Ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin only), ESOL/ELL, French, German, Italian, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Students may enter the Poetry Contest in the following categories in most languages: Middle School, Level 1 (Beginning or FLEX program); Middle School Level 2 (Continuing language), High School Levels 1-6; Heritage Speaker, Middle School; Heritage Speaker High School.  (SPECIAL NOTE:  For this year's contest/2021, CT COLT is only accepting registrations for languages with published slates.)

CT COLT Virtual

Poetry Recitation Contest

For Middle & High School Students Grades 7-12
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Message from the 2021 CT COLT Poetry Contest Committee:

Elizabeth Lapman - Hamden Public Schools
John Rook - Glastonbury Public Schools
Paul St. Louis - CT COLT Treasurer
Matthew Mangino, Wethersfield Public Schools

The CT COLT Poetry Contest Committee would like to congratulate all student participants who prepared and recited poems at the 2021 Poetry Contest on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in addition to their teacher coordinators who arranged for their participation.  As is the case every year, CT COLT is so very, very grateful for the commitment of our poetry contest judges who dedicate an entire afternoon to listen to and evaluate the recitations of our students.  We would also like to thank the teachers in the World Language Department of Wethersfield High School (WHS), the students of the WHS Spanish Honor Society and WHS Assistant Principal - Tara Yusko, for her inspiring words and thoughts.  Lastly, our committee would also like to thank the CT COLT Board Members -  Amanda Robustelli-Price (Current COLT President), Rebecca Aubrey (Current Vice-President and President Elect) and Judith Ojeda (Student Activities Coordinator) for their support and guidance in planning for and executing this year's contest.  We look forward to next year's contest in 2022 - see you all then!

Please check back in early September for information about the 2022 Poetry Recitation Contest.

Event Information: Poetry Contest 2021

Poetry Slates