Six students boldly took the stage to compete in the La Pietra’s annual Shakespeare Competition, held on January 31, in “The Barbie.” Tatiana Reigada ’12, Johanna Ward ’12, Phoebe Fox ’14, Bianca Batten ’13, Azure Naeole ’14, and Kierdre Howard ’14 performed memorized monologues from Shakespeare’s plays before the entire student body, faculty and staff.
Faculty judges, Shari Lynn, Barb Gearen, and Camille Lesnick evaluated each monologue on understanding, communication and expression. After deliberating, the judges chose Phoebe Fox’s rendition of Cordelia’s speech from King Lear as the winner, and selected her to represent La Pietra at the state competition.
The state competition was held on Saturday, February 25, at Punahou School. Fox finished in second place, earning high praise from English teacher, Marylee Ingram.
"Phoebe's convincing delivery of the monologue and her poise during the competition resulted from her hard work and from the coaching of La Pietra Drama teacher, Gail Harter. We are proud of her accomplishment,” said Ingram.