The Memphis Branch of the English-Speaking Union held the 21st annual Russel and Joy Wiener Shakespeare Competition on March 5, 2013, at Lindenwood Christian Church. There were nine participants presenting a monologue from a play and recitation of a sonnet. The presentations were judged by three members of the Tennessee Shakespeare Company. First place went to Matthew Nelson from Arlington High School. He will receive a cash prize of $400 and a paid trip to New York to participate in the national competition. Second place went to Sally Clark from the Hutchison School. She will receive a cash prize of $100. Third place went to Shaterra Pryor from Overton High School. She will receive a cash prize of $50. The Memphis Branch appreciates the efforts of the chairpersons, Keith and Carla Loveless and Wilma Rutland, in organizing and conducting this successful competition.
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