Polk County Schools staff, families and friends are invited to attend the 2nd Annual Poetry Out Loud District Contest to be held Monday at Tryon Fine Arts Center.

The event is set for 5 p.m. and is free to attendees.

Four Polk County students – Jillian Snyder, Grace Basye, Sadie Rogers and Faith Wanicka – will take part in the competiton. Each will recite three poems from memory for the audience and judges. One student will be chosen to represent Polk County in the state finals on February 16..

Visit www.poetryoutloud.org for more information about this national poetry contest.