Above Photo: Winners of the Shakespeare Competition

Front row, L-R: Kaleigha Wallace, Nicolette Steelman, Sierra Beane, Caroline Collins, Molly Miller

Back row, L-R: Mackenzie Carroll, Rebecca Boone, Nick Grozier, James Kurts, Sam Miller, Marcus Hughes, Spencer Earl


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Caldwell Arts Council announces Winners of

The 3rd Annual High School Shakespeare Monologue Competition


Lenoir, NC – The Caldwell Arts Council is pleased to announce the winners of Saturday’s Shakespeare Monologue Competition.  This event was sponsored by the Caldwell Arts Council and Caldwell County Schools.


Top finishers receiving cash awards this year were; you can watch videos of their performances by clicking on their name:


1st Place          Molly Miller, 11th Grade, Hibriten High School

2nd Place        James Kurts, 12th Grade, South Caldwell High School

3rd Place         Nicolette Steelman, 12th Grade, Hickory Christian Academy

4th Place         Nick Grozier, 10th Grade, Caldwell Career Center Middle College

5th Place         Caroline Collins, 9th Grade, Hickory Christian Academy

6th Place         Marcus Hughes, 12th Grade, Hibriten High School


Merit Awards were presented to the following students:

Kaleigha Wallace

Mackenzie Carroll

Rebecca Boone

Sam Miller

Sierra Beane

                Spencer Earl


Appalachian State Judges Derek Gagnier and Karen Sabo  speak to the contestants.


Award Winners 


Justin Butler Jazz Trio  play during the judges' meeting