Ribas '21 Wins ESU Shakespeare Monologue Competition at Cardinal Gibbons for Second Year in a Row
Erin Herbert

Senior Nicholas Ribas earned first place overall in the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, which was hosted by the Cardinal Gibbons National English Honor Society on Thursday, March 11. Ribas, who performed "Poor Yorick" from Shakespeare's "Hamlet," won the monologue competition for the second year in a row and is now eligible to advance to the district monologue competition.

Parker Greenblatt '21 and Rachel Kamphaus '21 were named the two runners-up after their own outstanding performances of monologues from "Hamlet."

Other participants included Kailee Gordon, Dan Kelley, Dan Jordan, Luke Weadock, Zach Dumas, Sophia Aguilar, and Jessica Squadrito. 

Participants were judged on the accuracy of the monologue they performed, their tone, adherence to character, vocal and physical expression, and overall quality of performance. The judges for this year's competition included Mr. Reid Sinclair, Ms. Melissa Sweeney, and President Tom Mahon.