- Last Updated on Thursday, 30 March 2017 17:25
Jaylen Hocker, fifth grade student at Jefferson Elementary, advanced to the final round of the Shakespeare Monologues Contest. Jaylen competed on Monday evening, February 20, 2017 at the O’Reilly Theatre against other finalists in grades 4 - 7.
|Pictured (l-r) are: Mrs. Gephart, gifted support teacher; Jaylen Hocker; and Jaylen's mother, Kharma.|
Jaylen recited "Shylock from The Merchant of Venice" and won the contest! Jaylen was presented with a book of plays by Shakespeare and a year-long subscription to the O’Reilly Theater by Ted Pappas, Producing Artistic Director at the Pittsburgh Public Theater and one of the judges. This is a really tough competition and the first time that that West Jefferson Hills School district has participated in it. Congratulations, Jaylen!