Foreign language students from eight area high schools competed in the annual Poetry Recitation Contest at HHS. Hanover High has hosted this event for over thirty years, inviting students of French, Spanish, Latin and German to recite poetry before a panel of judges who are all native speakers or teachers of the language. 115 students attended from this year's participating schools: Woodstock Union High School, Hartford High School, Kimball Union Academy, Stevens High School, Rivendell Academy, Sharon Academy, Windsor High School and Hanover High. Students were encouraged to listen to other recitations and applaud one another's efforts, and to relax together over bagels and juice. Language teachers from the various schools also had a chance to re-acquaint or meet for the first time.