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11th Annual High School Shakespeare Competition

Winners & Scholarship Recipients

Before school closures and stay-at-home orders, PSF had the pleasure of hosting the annual Shakespeare Competition on Saturday, March 7, 2020 on the campus of DeSales University. Twelve high schools were represented from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware by 60 high school student participants competing for individual trophies as well as $15,000 in DeSales University scholarship awards. Teams competed with either a monologue or scene from one of Shakespeare’s plays.

Five professional actors and teaching artists from the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, and New York adjudicated the Competition. Students began the day with their performances, participated in workshops led by the adjudicators, and sat in on a panel discussion on Shakespeare. A group of participants were chosen to perform in a showcase at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts in celebration of all the work that was presented throughout the day. The showcase was followed by the awards ceremony. We celebrate all students that participated and the work that was shared.

Next year’s competition is scheduled for Saturday, March 6, 2021.

TEAM AWARDS

FIRST PLACE:
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, Bethlehem, Pa.

SECOND PLACE:
Cab Calloway School of the Arts, Wilmington, Del.

THIRD PLACE:
Abington Friends School, Jenkintown, Pa.


MONOLOGUE AWARDS

FIRST PLACE:
Mikayla Holbrook as Lady Macbeth from Macbeth, LV Charter High School for the Arts

SECOND PLACE:
Cole Lewis as Hamlet from Hamlet, Abington Friends School

THIRD PLACE:
Malachi Chapman as Parolles from All’s Well That Ends Well, LV Charter High School for the Arts


SCENE AWARDS

FIRST PLACE:
Dylan Vlasak & Jolie Lanning-Werkheiser as Petruchio & Katherina from The Taming of the Shrew, LV Charter High School for the Arts

SECOND PLACE:
Katherine Conlon & Alexa Rojo as Rosalind & Celia from As You Like It, LV Charter High School for the Arts

THIRD PLACE:
Ella Gonser & Zachary Hitchens as Titania & Bottom from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cab Calloway School for the Arts


SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

  • Cole Lewis
  • Halle Jacobson
  • Silas Lloyd
  • Katherine Conlon
  • Dylan Vlasak
  • Tess Willett
  • Malachi Chapman
  • Ella Gonser
  • Alyssa Yocum
  • Julie Savage