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28th Annual Shakespeare Competition

(Left to Right) Diana Evans, chair, awards 3rd Place Winner Rebecca Manion, Liberty High School; 1st Place Winner Evie Johnson,Friends Central School; and 2nd Place Winner Madeleine Procopio, Merion Mercy Academy.

The Playground at The Andrienne in Philadelphia was the location of our 28th Annual Shakespeare Competition.

Congratulations to our First Place Winner Evie Johnson from Friends Central School, Second Place Winner Madeleine Procopio from Merion Mercy Academy, and Third Place Winner Rebecca Manion from Liberty High School.

Thank you to Diana Lola Evans, Chair, and her committee for organizing the event; Stephen Wesley Holt, Master of Ceremonies; judges Bill Madeira, Charles McMahon, Christian Patragnoni and Bohdan Senkow; and John Zak who lead a master class for all the contestants.

Special thanks to The Andrew F. Webster Scholarship for underwriting the awards for the First, Second and Third Place Winners.

Additional support of this year's completion was provided by The Shakspere Society of Philadelphia; S. Douglas Pugliese, SEI  Private Wealth Management; Susan Gerrity and Audrey Parsons.

This year's competitors, representing 20 area high schools, pose with their certificates. 


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