ESU Kansas City Branch Photo Gallery

2014 Kansas City Shakespeare Competition

The 2014 English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition Semi-Finals and Finals were held on May 5, 2014 at Lincoln Center, New York City.

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Makenna Lockhart, Junior at Paseo Academy of Fine & Performing Arts School in Kansas City, recites a Shakespeare monologue of the character Phoebe from "As You Like It" on stage at Lincoln Center, New York City, May 5, 2014.  Makenna was a semi-finalist with 58 other students from ESU Branches around the U.S.

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58 students compete at the English-Speaking Union's 31st Annual National Shakespeare Competition at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center in New York City.  Makenna Lockhart, ESU Kansas City's 1st Place Winner is on the front row, third in from the left.  ESU-US Chairman, Josiah Bunting III, is in the back row, 5th from the left.  Chris Broadwell, Executive Director of the ESU-US is 4th from the left, next to Chairman Bunting.

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New York City Mayor, Bill De Blasio, proclaimed May 5, 2014 as "William Shakespeare Day 2014" in honor of the English-Speaking Union's National Shakespeare Competition held at Lincoln Center, New York City.

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MaKenna Lockhart, KC First Place Winner in 2014 Shakespeare Competition traveled to New York City to compete in the National Shakespeare Competition Semi-Finals and finals.  MaKenna's family joined her in NYC to watch her performance at Lincoln Center.

Pictured L to R:  Jeff Schnabel, ESU KC president; Ruth Lockhart, mother; Lita Lockhart, sister, MaKenna Lockhart; Charles Lockhart, father.  Makenna's grandmother, Marcy, was also with the family to watch MaKenna's performance at semi-finals.

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Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center, NYC— location of English-Speaking Union's National Shakespeare Competition semi-finals.

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1st place Makenna Lockhart - Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts;

2nd place Ahafia Jurkiewicz - Miles Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Homeschool Student Competition;

3rd place Lacee Stanley - Center High School

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Nico Caruso-Shawnee Mission South

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Ahafia Jurkiewicz-Miles Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Homeschool Student Competition;

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Mackenna Milbourne-Whitefield Academy

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Hailey Trimmer-Summit Christian Academy

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Makenna Lockhart Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts

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Elly Sharemet-Spring Hill High School

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Frederick Rivera-Shawnee Mission Northwest High School

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Keyshawn Garraway-Olathe Northwest High School

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Emma Mullen-St. Teresa's Academy

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Brock Webb-Olathe South High School

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Ronnie Rice-Rockhurst High School

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Lacee Stanley-Center High School

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Gerald Manan-Piper High School

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