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Parker’s Dunnington Second in Poetry Out Loud State Finals

Parker junior Sean Dunnington poses for a photo after placing second at the Poetry Out Loud State Finals in Honolulu. (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER SCHOOL)
Parker junior Sean Dunnington poses for a photo after placing second at the Poetry Out Loud State Finals in Honolulu. (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER SCHOOL)

Parker School junior Sean Dunnington earned second place in the Poetry Out Loud State Finals at the Tenney Theatre, Cathedral of St. Andrew’s in Honolulu on March 2. One of 15 contestants at the state level, Dunnington recited the poems “Momma Said” by Calvin Forbes, “The Chimney Sweeper: When My Mother Died I Was Very Young” by William Blake, and “Self-Inquiry Before the Job Interview” by Gary Soto.

As the second place finisher, Dunnington received a writing journal, $100 cash, and $200 to Parker School for the purchase of poetry books.