ESU Colonial NC Branch

A Message from the Colonial N.C. Branch President

The Colonial North Carolina Branch is pleased to start off their 2014-2015 fiscal year with an almost total new slate of board members.  The president and the program chairperson remain the same, but all the rest are new to the position.  We are looking forward to a bright new year with great things in store.

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News And Events

2015 National Shakespeare Competition

We invite schools serving Grades 9-12 in our area to celebrate the Bard's 450th birthday this year by participating in the 2015 ESU National Shakespeare Competition. The Competition provides teachers with a free performance- based program for the study of English Language Arts and Shakespeare that satisfies Common Core State Standards. High school students from the local area recite Shakespeare's monologues and sonnets and compete for the chance to win a trip to New York City.  Learn more on our ESU Colonial NC Shakespeare Competition page. Click Here


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Queens Birthday Celebration

The Colonial North Carolina Branch celebrated the Queen's birthday at the New Bern Golf and Country Club in June of 2014.  Ray Vickers, long time ESU member, swore in the officers in the picture.  From left to right they are Jean Albanese, Publicity Chair, Ray Savage, Treasurer, Bob Husson, Vice President, Susan Husson, Secretary, Ray Vickers, John F. Leys, President and Betty Clarke, Membership Chair.  Except for the president, all the officers are new this year.


The English-Speaking Union

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Welcome to the ESU

The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

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