Save the Date: 2022 Holiday Party
Your school winner form due date is February 23rd
Complete your school winner form by clicking here.
Video submissions are due by midnight, February 28th
Click here for instructions on how to prepare and submit your video. Winners will be announced by March 6th
The top three winners are required to attend a reception on Sunday, March 13th where the winners will perform their monologues and receive their checks.
Click here for teacher and student guides to help navigate the competition.
Questions: Please email Judith Francis at philaESU@gmail.com.
The Philadelphia Branch of
The English-Speaking Union
will celebrate its 100th Anniversary
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Place: The Corinthian Yacht Club
300 W. 2nd Street
Essington, PA 19029
In celebration of the Ninety-Fifth Birthday And Sixty-Ninth Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II The Philadelphia Branch of The English-Speaking Union Invites you to A Royal Garden Party
To download the invitation and RSVP form, please click here: Invitation and reply form copy.pdf
FIRST PLACE - $1,500 and a place at Nationals
SOFIA FOLGIA from Merion Mercy Academy
SECOND PLACE - $1,000
LUCY SHEA from Friends' Central School
THIRD PLACE - $500
QUILANA CASTRO CARDONA from Friends Select School
The 38th Annual ESU National Shakespeare Competition: Philadelphia Branch will take place online due to COVID.
JUST ANNOUNCED: The top 3 winners of The Philadelphia Branch Shakespeare Competition will receive:
1ST PLACE: $1,500 and a spot at the National Competition.
2nd PLACE: $1,000
3RD PLACE: $500
All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation and other gifts via USPS.
The deadline to submit the School Participation Form is February 15th.
The deadline to submit the School Winner Form is February 22nd.
The winners of the competition will be judged solely on their submitted recorded performances.
Our Philadelphia Branch Finalists will be announced on March 1st.
There will be a Zoom reception on March 7th starting at 4pm that is mandatory for the top 3 winners to attend to receive their scholarship awards. They will be required to perform their winning monologue.
The Philadelphia Branch Branch of the ESU remains steadfast in its commitment to the teachers and students of our community. Please contact Judith Francis at email@example.com for more information.
invites our members and friends to a Zoom Cock-tail (Mocktail) Party on Friday, June 19th at 5pm.
Submit a picture of you in your favorite Garden Party hat for a chance to win a certificate for Tea for Two at Sofitel (Tea is not currently being served, but the certificate is good for when they re-open).
To submit a photo, please email it to Philaesu@gmail.com by June 12th. Your photo will appear in the next newsletter.
We are requesting a $25 donation to participate. Checks can be mailed to the ESU office at 1221 Locust Street, Box 502, Philadelphia, PA 19107, or follow this link to pay on-line.
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-545-3619
Join in at 5:30pm to sing GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen:
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen.
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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