Kaitlyn Lubega ‘25

Kaitlyn Lubega ‘25 Competing in National Poetry Competition on May 1

For the second year in a row, a UWC-USA student is representing the state of New Mexico in a national poetry competition. Kaitlyn Lubega ‘25 from the UK and Uganda will compete in the National Poetry Out Loud competition in Washington, DC on May 1. 

You can watch the live and one-time only webcast to see Lubega recite her poem on Wednesday, May 1, at 3 pm MT by following this link. The New Mexico program is produced and directed by the state arts agency, New Mexico Arts, and offers state high school students an opportunity to improve their public speaking skills, build confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.

“Earning a place amongst a group of such talented peers in the Poetry Out Loud National Competition is both a humbling honor and an incredibly rewarding opportunity,” says Kaitlyn. “I’m extremely excited and fortunate to be able to give voice to the values I hold dear and represent the beautiful state of New Mexico. Poetry has always been a sanctuary for expressing myself, in such a liberating way, a place where my passions ignite and take flight.”

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