Students Earn Award for Excellence

Students Earn Award for Excellence in Shakespearean Performance
Posted on 02/15/2019
Alan Lebow Award Winners

The Alan Lebow Award for Excellence in Shakespearean Performance celebrated its 10th year on January 26 in the Kravis Center’s Khoury Family Dance Rehearsal Hall.

Awards were presented to 11 Palm Beach County students from seven local high schools following an adjudication process.

Sponsored by Kids’ Dreams, Inc., in memory of its co-founder, Alan Lebow, the award program engages students from Title I high schools and provides the opportunity for them to perform short selections from William Shakespeare’s works before a panel of distinguished judges.

The student adjudication took place on January 12, at which they performed their selected work and were evaluated and scored by three judges in five categories of performance: concentration, emotional commitment, energy, evidence of understanding, and overall performance.

The two Top Winners, who each earn a $1,000 cash prize, were Morgan Kennedy, a senior at Boynton Beach Community High School and Ciara LaTouche, a senior at Royal Palm Beach Community High School. Kennedy was a Top Winner for a second year in a row. She performed a monologue from Henry VI and LaTouche performed one from The Tempest.

Four students earned Honorable Mention awards and $500 each. Five other students received recognition as Distinguished Participants and earned $200 each. A total of $5,000 was given to the top 11 winners.

Top Winners

  • Morgan Kennedy – Boynton Beach Community High School
  • Ciara LaTouche – Royal Palm Beach Community High School

Honorable Mention

  • Elianah Esquenazi – Santaluces Community High School
  • Jasmyn Mann – Glades Central Community High School
  • Richael Matute – Forest Hill Community High School
  • Anthony Mora – Royal Palm Beach Community High School

Distinguished Participants

  • Caitlyn Huff – Boynton Beach Community High School
  • Ne’Quann Raymond – Forest Hill Community High School
  • Kathleen Wilkinson – Boynton Beach Community High School
  • Harry Willis III – Palm Beach Gardens Community High School
  • Haley Ann Woods – Atlantic Community High School
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