The annual Branch Shakespeare Competition is held at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia. Our competition involves high schools from Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Appomattox, and Rockingham Counties. The winner goes on to compete in the National Shakespeare Competition at Lincoln Center. Our latest competitor, Tatiana Hodgins of East Rockingham County High School, was one of the ten finalists at the National Competition.
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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