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Poetry month is wrapping up, and tonight offers the perfect way to celebrate it. Poetry Out Loud, a program co-created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is a national poetry recitation contest for high school students. In spelling-bee style, students have moved up the ranks, from their classrooms to last night’s semifinals where the 52 state champions competed. Tonight the 12 survivors will compete for a $20,000 scholarship ($10,000 goes to second place and $5,000 to third). The event will be held at the George Washington University Lisner Auditorium at 7 p.m. And the best part is that it’s free and open to the public.