Join Us for the MacLane Finals
Join Us!Friday, February 22
62nd Annual MacLane Poetry Recitation Finals
A brief history: On April 26, 1957, David T. MacLane, The Country School's first Headmaster, established what would become the school's longest-standing tradition. On that day, he held the inaugural Lois MacLane Poetry Recitation, an event he created in memory of his sister. For the recitation, all students in the school were asked to select and recite a poem. For older students, then — as now — the recitation took the form of a competition, with a panel of judges selecting a winner from among the reciters. Students in 5th and 6th Grade recite one day and those in 7th and 8th follow. The winners from those grades advance to the Poetry Finals, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places are identified for this prestigious accomplishment.