Seven JEHS students participate in National Shakespeare CompetitionSeven Jordan-Elbridge High School students participated in this year's National Shakespeare Competition, hosted by the English-Speaking Union. JEHS students have taken part in the competition since 2018.
Congratulations to Eric Beasley, Kyra Dominic, Emma Donvito, Cooper Childres, Bridget Whiting, Laney Green, and Mathieu Piper for participating!
Students are judged by a panel of teachers from their home school district. From there, one student is chosen to advance to the regional competition, which takes place at the Syracuse Stage. This year, Emma Donvito was chosen to advance, with Eric Beasley as the first alternate and Cooper Childres as the second alternate.
The competition was very tight this year, however, and one of the judges remarked, "Any of those seven could represent the school." The 2023 judges were: Dave Sipley (middle school English), Ryan Sparkes (middle school music), and Linda Falk (high school English/Special Education).
Students at the regional level compete for a chance to take part in the national competition, which will happen at the end of April. The winner of the national competition will be sent to the British American Drama Academy Mid-Summer Conservatory Program, while the second-place winner will be sent to American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp, and the third-place winner will receive $1,000.