Annual Shakespeare competition winners announced

2012 High School winners of Shakespeare Competition (1st place winner not pictured)
Kim Williams (704) 233-8320
Communications Writer

Wingate, N.C. –Wingate University announced the winners of the 29th annual Shakespeare Competition during the awards ceremony following the recitation contest held on campus today. More than 300 middle and high school students competed in this year’s contest.

First place winner in the high school division is Brian Garcia of Providence High School, who won a Wingate University scholarship and an all-expense paid trip to the National Shakespeare Recitation Contest to be held in New York City in April.

Other winners in the high school division are: 2nd place winner Katherine Murdock from Covenant Day, 3rd place winner Danielle Hopkins from Northwest School of the Arts and an honorable mention to Brewington Rosenblatt from Charlotte Christian.

Middle School winners are: 1st place winner Alexa Arciero and 2nd place winner Ryan Kapur both from Jay M. Robinson, 3rd place winner Troi Pryor from Community House, three honorable mentions to Khari Ishan Clary from Albemarle Road, Aman Singh and Lauren Sims both from Jay M. Robinson.

The event was sponsored by Wingate University in association with the English-Speaking Union of the United States. This project is sponsored by the Union County Community Arts Council Arts in Schools Program and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

About Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 8th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 2,500 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 34 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past five years. For more information, go to