Scott Advances to National Competition

Anthony Scott
Anthony Scott

Anthony Scott, an eleventh grader at Groves High School and member of the school’s Rebel Repertory Theatre, has advanced to the English Speaking Union of the United States’ (ESU) National Shakespeare competition.

Anthony won first place in the regional round held March 12 against students from area public and private schools.

The ESU National Competition will be held April 25-28 in New York City. The winner will receive a scholarship to the British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer Conservatory Program in Oxford, England this summer.

The runner-up will be awarded $1,000 from the English-Speaking Union, and the third place winner will receive $500 from The Shakespeare Society.

Each year 16,000 students and 2,000 teachers from 60 ESU Branches participate in the Shakespeare competition.

The program is designed to help high school students develop their communications skills and appreciation of language and literature, through the study, interpretation and performance of Shakespeare’s monologues and sonnets.

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