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By Liz Wood 

Trumping poetry


Sarah Jones

Dakota Trump, a sophomore at HEM, came out at the top of his class in the Poetry Out Loud competition.

By Liz Wood

Brenda Ostendorf calls him the Jim Carrey of Hanna-Elk Mountain-Medicine Bow (HEM) High School.

“He does a great impersonation of Smeagol from Lord of the Rings,” Ostendorf said.

That talent has earned Dakota Trump a place in the Wyoming Art Council’s Poetry Out Loud competition.

Trump, a sophomore at HEM said he learned about Poetry Out Loud from Ostendorf, his English teacher.

Ostendorf played a video of students who had competed in years past and asked if any of her students were interested.

Fifteen students showed an interest.

Poetry Out Loud requires a lot of practic...

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