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Shakespeare Monologue Competition Winners Announced

LENOIR, NC (March 13, 2019) — Shakespeare is not dry and dull!  Just ask the 23 students from six counties who competed for cash awards by performing monologues from Shakespeare’s plays last Saturday at the HUB Station Arts & Business Center!

Top Winners received cash awards ranging $100-$200:

Photo below, left-to-right:

6th place – Simone Miller, Harmonic Haven Arts Academy (CALDWELL)

5th place – Talia Earl, Honor Academy (BURKE)

4th place – Jacob Williams, Watauga High School (WATAUGA)

3rd place – Raegan Conard, Caldwell Early College (CALDWELL)

2nd place – Katherine McCoy, Hibriten High School (CALDWELL)

1st place – Olivia Stegall, Watauga High School (WATAUGA)

In addition, the following students received Merit Awards of $50 each:

Taia Blount, Alexander Early College (ALEXANDER)

Matthew Reep, Avery County High School (AVERY)

Amanda Lin, Caldwell Early College (CALDWELL)

Annahi Cirilo-Gonzalez, Caldwell Early College (CALDWELL)

Justin Smith, Caldwell Early College (CALDWELL)

Mehreen Ahmed, Caldwell Early College (CALDWELL)

Lorelai Miller, Harmonic Haven Arts Academy (CALDWELL)

Lorelai Fullmer, South Caldwell High School (CALDWELL)

This event was sponsored by the Caldwell Arts Council, Caldwell County Schools, Town of Hudson (HUB Station), and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

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