Roshawnda Bettencourt is the 2008 California State Poetry Out Loud Champion. She competed for the National title in Washington D.C. this past April, and earned herself a top eight spot in her region. This 18 year old, Sacramento Native won the hearts of hundreds and continues to recite her work all around California. Her inspiration comes from family, friends and works of poetry. She is now a freshman attending California State University, Sacramento, and majoring in Liberal Studies.