Josiah Price, a student at Early College Academy in Lafayette, placed first in the state Shakespeare competition. He received an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to compete in the nationals at Lincoln Center on April 22. If he wins in New York, Josiah will then win an all-expenses-paid trip to study acting in England. The annual competition is sponsored by the English Speaking Union (ESU). This is Josiah's first attempt at the competition, performing a monologue from OTHELLO and one of Shakespeare's sonnets.