High School Shakespeare Competition Winners to Compete in Miami-Dade Contest

Winners: Jack Benveniste-Plitt (12th grade) and Natalie Alishayev (11th grade)

This past Wednesday, Hebrew Academy held its third annual Shakespeare Competition in the high school. Students acted out Shakespearean monologues in front of an audience and were judged by a panel of English and Drama teachers. Natalie Alishayev (11th grade) won first place for her rendition of Luciana  in The Comedy of Errors and Jack Benveniste-Plitt (12th grade) took the runner-up spot for his portrayal of Macbeth. Both students will now go on to compete in the Miami-Dade Shakespeare Competition held at Gulliver next Wednesday. Their performances at Gulliver give them a shot at making it to the National Shakespeare Competition in New York to be held this April.