Las Cruces Public Schools is organizing its first District Poetry Recital Competition, “Poesia a Viva Voz,” for middle and high-school students, culminating with a public performance at 5:30 pm Friday, April 17, at the Centennial High School performing arts lab. In the event, a total of 26 students will participate from grades 7 to 2 from: Camino Real Middle School, Picacho Middle School, Centennial High School, Las Cruces High School, La Academia Dolores Huerta High School and Onate High School. Students will be awarded with trophies and medals. The event is free and open to the community. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.