Carson Valley Middle School student Breanna Taylor celebrated her win at Poetry Out Loud on Saturday with a hot chocolate and a barbecue salmon dinner.
The 14-year-old freshman will compete in the state competition in Reno next month.
"I was really excited. I was kind of shocked because there were so many people who were good there," Breanna said. "It was gratifying knowing the audience and judges thought I did better than they did. I really enjoyed the experience of speaking in front of people, and the environment, and how easy it can be."
Breanna recited "The Hospital Window" by …