The Sandhills Branch of the English Speaking Union held the 2017 Shakespeare on February 25th in the beautiful Village Chapel in Pinehurst, NC. The winner was Kyaa Torrence, who performed a monologue from As You Like It and Sonnet 57. She is from Union Pines High School and her teacher is Mrs, Judy Osborne. The runner-up was Jenna Burns, from The O'Neal School. She performed Sonnet 113 and a monologue from The Merry Wives of Windsor. Michael Norman is her teacher.