Jordyn Marshall Represents West Virginia in Washington, D.C.



March 15, 2018

Capital High School Student to Represent West Virginia at Poetry Out Loud Contest in Washington, D.C., April 24-25

            CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Capital High School student Jordyn Marshall will represent West Virginia at the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest in Washington, D.C. on April 24-25.

Marshall won the state competition hosted by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts on Saturday, March 10, at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. Abbey Delk of Wheeling Park High School was the runner-up.

            Marshall recited I Sit and Sew by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson, Hip-Hop Ghazal by Patricia Smith and On Monsieur's Departure by Queen Elizabeth I.

            Delk’s poems included ['Often rebuked, yet always back returning'] by Emily Bronte, Enough by Suzanne Buffam and The Hospital Window by James L. Dickey.

            Forty students from high schools in 26 counties competed in the semifinals on Friday, March 9, 2018, with the top 10 contestants competing Saturday in the state final. A complete list of semifinalists and their schools is attached. Top 10 finalists and Top 5 finalists also are noted.

            Marshall received $200 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the national finals. Capital High School received a $500 stipend to buy poetry books and materials. Her teacher is Courtney Anastasio.

            As the runner-up, Delk received $100 and $200 for her school to purchase poetry books and materials. Her teacher is Gail Adams.

            West Virginia artist Matt Thomas of Gilmer County was commissioned to create the championship award and a companion trophy, which will be on display at Capital High School.

            Poetry Out Loud is a poetry recitation contest sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry Magazine, the oldest English-language monthly publication dedicated to verse. The program is designed to encourage high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition.

            This year, the Poetry Out Loud competition continued to grow. Beginning at the classroom level, 4,564 students and 165 teachers at 45 West Virginia high schools participated in the program.

            For more information about Poetry Out Loud and the state semifinal and final competition, contact Wolfe at (304) 558-0240 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .





Congratulations Mrs. Corbett




Corbett trophy




Cougar Walkout



CHS Walkout

 Students at some schools in region plan activities on day of national walkout





Baseball Tryouts Feb 26 & 27


Baseball Tryouts will be February 26th and February 27th in the building behind the softball field:

Freshmen and Juniors will be from 5:30-7pm
Sophomores and Seniors will be from 7-8:30pm 
Coach Kyle Root

2018 All County Band Members selected




Congratulations to the following students for being selected to represent Capital High School in the 2018 All County Band:

Mahaley Hughes, Flute

Olivia Gilligan, Clarinet

Savannah Lahey, Clarinet

Brandi Jett, Clarinet

Carrie Carmelia, Clarinet

Colleen Sharp, Clarinet

Jared Woods, Trumpet

Meera Hartman, Baritone

Jacob Briers, Tuba

Jonathan Harrell, Percussion



Ms. Harless' French students celebrate Mardi Gras


Ms. Harless' French students celebrated Mardi Gras this past Fat Tuesday. They brought a King Cake and the King and his Krewe tossed out beads and doubloons to the revelers before leading a masked parade to Jazz music.

Mardi Gras came to New Orleans when French settlers brought old world traditions of fasting for Lent preceded by a raucous celebration with origins is using up the meat and butter which would not make it through lent. Some paraded a fattened ox through the streets.

The students designed doubloons and ball invitations and, created parade before the Mardi Gras celebrations.






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