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To Be or Not to Be: McAninch Takes First Again

The Shakespeare Recitation competition was a good one this year with eight worthy competitors across the span of three grade levels. Four of the competitors were freshmen competing for the first time, and they did a great job! The top three students who placed were all seniors that had competed before, showing the judges and their advisors that experience in this competition can be paramount for success. Moira McAninch took first place for the second year in a row, reciting Iago from Othello. She will continue on to the branch competition in March. If she wins the branch competition, she will head to Nationals in NYC. We wish her the best of luck! Carly Bastedo took second place, portraying Queen Margaret from Henry VI, Part 3, and Nate Cole took third will his take on Shylock from the Merchant of Venice. A special thanks to the judges this year: Ronnie Bell (Executive Director of Shakespeare-in-the-Park), Bill Ralbovsky (former Tully teacher and drama director), and Susan Hoover (retired English teacher from Elmcrest Children’s Center). The Shakespeare Recitation advisors were very proud of this group and their efforts!