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Philadelphia Branch Winner at the 2015 English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition

3 winners of the 2015 ESU National Shakespeare Competition. (l to r: Third place winner Elizabeth Mears, winner Sarah Spalding and Second place winner Evelyn Johnson.)

With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Evelyn Johnson (Evie), a student of Tom McFarlane at Friends Central School in Wynnewood, PA, won second prize at the 32nd annual ESU National Shakespeare Competition. The Competition brought together 57 high school students, the winners of ESU Branch competitions nationwide, for a two-day event in New York City culminating in the final competition on April 27th at Lincoln Center. Evie had previously won the Philadelphia Branch regional competition.

For placing second, Evie won a full scholarship to the American Shakespeare Center's Theater Camp in Staunton, VA.

To the right, Evie Johnson  performing her winning monologue.

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