Coláiste Ailigh student Aisling Ni Shiadháil is rehearsing her verses for the national final of the popular Poetry Aloud competition tomorrow.The Letterkenny pupil had successfully competed in the semi-final of the ninth annual contest, organised by the National Library of Ireland (NLI) and Poetry Ireland.She will now proceed to the national final, which will take place in the National Library of Ireland in Dublin tomorrow, 1st December. The event will see 31 students from across the country compete in the junior, intermediate and senior categories for the Seamus Heaney Poetry Aloud Award. Poetry Aloud is an annual poetry speaking competition for post-primary school students across the island of Ireland and was launched in 2006 as Yeats Aloud, becoming Poetry Aloud in 2007. Since then, it has grown enormously from just a few hundred entries to 1,800 entries in 2017.Aisling Ni ShiadháilAisling saw off competition from participants who travelled from schools nationwide and will compete in tomorrow’s final in the intermediate category. Each category winner will receive €300 as well as book tokens to the value of €300 for the winner’s school library. An overall winner will be chosen from the three category winners and will receive a further €200, the Seamus Heaney perpetual trophy and a book.Aisling aims to amaze in all-Ireland poetry contest was last modified: November 30th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aisling Ni ShiadháilColaiste Ailigh
Ben Anderson-Agimuk, age 25, was selected to chair House District 38’s local Democratic Party on Tuesday. (Christine Trudeau/KYUK)On Thursday, Ben Anderson-Agimuk resigned from his position as a House District 38 legislative aide in order to dedicate more time to filling former Representative Zach Fansler’s seat.Listen nowAnderson-Agimuk once worked closely with Representative Fansler. Now, he’s overseeing the search for Fansler’s replacement after his old supervisor resigned following assault allegations.Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Democrats selected Anderson-Agimuk to serve as their district’s chairman earlier this week, and he said he felt that it would be inappropriate for him to hold both positions at once. In an interview with KYUK on Thursday afternoon, he said that he wanted to dedicate more time to party matters, and that he wouldn’t be permitted to discuss his own party’s business during work hours at the Legislature.The new district chair’s first job is to help find nominees to fill the remainder of Fansler’s term. As part of that process, Anderson-Agimuk will pick a handful of local Democrats to serve on a selection committee that will evaluate potential candidates for the seat. There is not an actual application process for those interested in serving on the selection committee.Within the next three weeks, the committee will pick three potential candidates for Governor Walker’s review, though the Governor might request additional nominations. He must select Representative Fansler’s replacement by March 14.