CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Two Kanawha County students came out on top at the state finals of the Poetry Out Loud recitation contest over the weekend.
Bruce McCuskey, a student at Nitro High School, won the state competition, held Friday and Saturday at the state Culture Center. He won $200 and got $500 for his school to buy poetry books. He'll also go to the national Poetry Out Loud competition in Washington, D.C., in May.
Dayja Legg, a Capital High School student, was the runner-up. She received $100 and got $200 for poetry books for her school.Actor and Beckley native Chris Sarandon returned for his fifth year of hosting the competition, and actress and poet Amber Tamblyn also took part.