Garden City, Kansas High School Student Wins First Place in ESU Kansas City Branch 2023 Shakespeare Competition
Competes in ESU National Shakespeare Competition Semi-Finals at Lincoln Center in New York City, April 24, 2023
By: The English-Speaking Union Kansas City Branch
After winning competitions at their high schools, eleven students competed in the Branch Competition held at the Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch. Max Markovich, a junior from Paola High School, Paola, Kansas, earned second place, and Alyssa Maas, a sophomore from Salina Central High School, Salina, Kansas, was awarded third place in the ESU Kansas City Branch Competition. Each student performed a Shakespearean monologue of their choice and recited a sonnet. Competitors were judged on their understanding of their selected texts and on their ability to communicate their interpretation to the audience.
Ms. Madlangbayan's First-Place prize package from the ESU Kansas City Branch includes a check for $150, a full scholarship to the Shakespeare Exploration Camp offered by the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, a Certificate of Appreciation, and an engraved First Place Medallion.
Two previous ESU Kansas City Branch winners have won First Place in the National Shakespeare Competition in New York City. One past Kansas City Branch winner won Second Place in the National Competition and, in 2017, Trevon Wainwright from Paseo Academy won Third Place in the National Finals.
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