Evansville student representing southern IN for state contest

When Evansville Signature School student Chyna Cheaney goes to the 2008 Indiana "Poetry Out Loud" finals next weekend, she'll be representing the entire southern half of the state.

Cheaney is the only one of the ten finalists from an Indiana school south of Indianapolis.

The other finalists are:

Cameron Todd Anderson, Herron High School, Indianapolis

Lydia Hawkins, Tipton High School, Tipton

Sarah Healey, University High School of Indiana, Carmel

Sequoia J. Jelks, Broad Ripple High School, Indianapolis

Rithvi Melanata, Carmel High School, Carmel

Cait Molloy, Southport High School, Indianapolis

Jasmine Morris, Lawrence North High School, Indianapolis

Kally Musser, Options Charter High School, Noblesville

Dheevena Reddy, Homestead High School, Fort Wayne