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Hickman student competes in state poetry competition (Posted 03/17/16)

Shakira Cross
Shakira Cross, a sophomore at Hickman High School, won the school's Poetry Out Loud competition held in January. She then went on to win the regional competition held at the Columbia Regional Library. On March 10, she represented Hickman and Columbia Public Schools at the state finals in Jefferson City.
Shakira is pictured at right with Missy Barnes, her freshman English teacher, who introduced her to Poetry Out Loud, and Sarah Gerling, the Poetry Out Loud coordinator for Hickman High School.