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2018 National Shakespeare Competition winner Jackson Dean

April 23 may have been a normal Monday for most students, but as the birthday of William Shakespeare and the date of the 35th Annual National Shakespeare Competition, April 23, 2018 will be a day that fifty-five high school students will never forget. Students from around the US competed on stage in the Mitzi Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center as the culmination of a year-long competition hosted by the English-Speaking Union (ESU).

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ARNIC Graduation Date Set

ARNIC Graduation Save the date: May 31, 2018

The 2018 Andrew Romay New Immigrant Center (ARNIC) Graduation will be held Thursday, May 31, 6 pm at The Fourth Universalist Society of New York.

The Marietta and Andrew Romay Foundation has announced a special challenge grant of $25,000 in support of ARNIC. For more information about the ARNIC 2018 Benefit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rossana Ivanova at rivanova@esuus.org, (212) 818-1200 ext. 220.

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2018-2019 Luard Morse Scholarship Recipient Named

2018-2019 Luard Morse Scholarship Finalists and Committee Members

Ms. Kyana Washington of Manvel, TX, an English major from Spelman College, has been selected as the English in Action 2018-2019 Luard Morse Scholarship recipient. Christopher Broadwell, Executive Director of the English-Speaking Union, announced the winner, noting that Ms. Washington will receive up to $25,000 toward a semester of study at a university of her choosing in the United Kingdom during the 2018-2019 academic year.

"Being selected as a Luard Morse Scholarship finalist has been an amazing experience. I've enjoyed meeting inspiring students and alumni from Historically Black Colleges and Universities around the country," Ms. Washington stated at her qualifying interview in New York on Thursday, January 18, 2018. "It was a pleasure to have been able to engage in a thought-provoking discussion about feminism, literature, and current events. My interview has inspired me to continue my intellectual exploration and to continue pursuing my goal of becoming an advocate for women in my study of both English and Philosophy."

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Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Teachers and lifelong learners from across the US reveled while on TLab's inaugural program at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust: From Page to Stage. Participants spent a week in Stratford-upon-Avon walking in the footsteps of Shakespeare, enjoying lively discussions with renowned lecturers, soaking up the Christmas markets and enjoying four performances by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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ARNIC Thanksgiving Dinner

English in Action welcomed past and present ARNIC members, friends and guests to the annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the English-Speaking Union. Friends and guests came together to celebrate, share a meal and give thanks. For many ARNIC members, this was their first Thanksgiving in the US and a welcome introduction to one of America's most treasured holidays.

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