Merion Mercy Brings the Words of Shakespeare to Life
The words of Shakespeare came alive at Merion Mercy Academy, as students competed in the school’s annual Shakespeare Competition. Students presented monologues from a variety of Shakespeare’s plays. Music and other orations complemented this storied event.
Junior Jessica Lehman was chosen as the top performer and will represent MMA at the Philadelphia Branch competition. Several other students received recognition for their performances: freshman Victoria Rose Conroy, third place and senior Sarah Castor, second place.
The Shakespeare Competition is sponsored by the English Speaking Union of the United States and designed to help high school students develop their understanding of Shakespeare’s works. Contestants from across the country advance from school contests to community competitions, and, finally, to a national competition.
Congratulations to all of the participants: seniors Sarah Castor and MaryCate Markey; juniors Jessica Lehman and Bridget McTiernan; and freshmen Grace Brazunas, Emma Carter, and Victoria Rose Conroy. They are pictured below with English Department Chair Ms. Pat Sack.