Local ‘Poetry Out Loud’ champion explains how the arts can provide a place of belonging throughout school years

Ben Long, Notre Dame High School senior, winner of the West Virginia State Poetry Out Loud Finals.
Ben Long, Notre Dame High School senior, winner of the West Virginia State Poetry Out Loud Finals, addressed the Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur earlier this month.
BUCKHANNON – A longtime participant in the arts expressed how important they are for young people and students during their developmental years during a recent Rotary Club meeting. Ben Long, the West Virginia Poetry Out Loud champion and longtime community […]

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