Congratulations to Kildonan-East Collegiate student, Nina Thach, who became the first Manitoban student to reach the National Poetry in Voice Competition finals! With her third-place win, Nina received $500 plus an additional $250 for her school's library.
Nina was originally part of the KEC team that earned first place at last month's Regional Poetry in Voice Competition—she then earned a spot from over 10,000 submissions into the semi-finals with her online quarter-final recitations.
Nina presented three poems for both the semi-final and final performances for renowned judges, including Governor General Award-winning poet Katherena Vermette.
Nina's dedication and boundless talent created powerful performances that were well received by the full house at the Winnipeg Art Gallery—including many of her supportive KEC friends!