Seven students from schools throughout Delaware proved on Feb. 9 that the study and performance of Shakespeare’s works are alive and well in the state.
The following students competed in the ESU Delaware State Shakespeare Contest hosted by St. Mark’s High School: Caroline Downing (Alexis I. duPont HIgh School), Alaina Hurley (Cab Calloway School of the Arts), Kylie Daisey (Cape Henlopen High School), Jade Eisenacher (Middletown High School), Miranda Schad (St. Elizabeth High School), William Kinna (St. Mark’s High School), and Rachel Merson (St. Thomas More Academy).
These students performed a Shakespearean monologue and a sonnet to vie for the honor of representing Delaware in the national ESU contest in New York City in April. In the second round of the contest, the top three scorers performed a cold reading of a monologue.
The placement of the top three students was determined by the judges as follows: first place, William Kinna; second place, Kyle Daisey and third place Jade Eisenacher. Kinna won an all-expenses paid trip to the national contest as state champion.
Schools are encouraged to consider registering for the contest next year and anyone interested in helping may contact Anne Marie Eanes at firstname.lastname@example.org.