After placing first in Merion Mercy's Shakespeare Competition, Jessica Lehman '18 advanced to the English Speaking Union Branch Competition in Philadelphia. Miss Lehman also claimed first place in this regional competition and now will go on to the English Speaking Union National Competition in New York. There, Miss Lehman will face other distinguished finalists and compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to attend a summer drama program at the American Shakespeare Center with all-expenses paid.
These events are sponsored by the English Speaking Union of the United States and designed to help high school students develop communication skills and an appreciation of the power of language and literature. The Competition has engaged more than 300,000 young people since its inception in 1983.