It's tournament time in Minnesota, and not just for sports.
On Monday some of the state's best high school poetry readers competed for a state championship.
Eighteen students from across the state took part in the 'Poetry Out Loud' contest. They were judged by a panel on seven criteria, including physical presence and level of difficulty.
The champion was named after three rounds of poems. The title went to Thandisizwe Jackson-Nisan.
She's a senior at MTS Technology High School in Minneapolis. In her final round, she read a poem called "Booker T and W.E.B," by Dudley Randall.
Nisan won a trip to Washington next month to compete for the national title.
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