In preparation for our Shakespeare monologues, we each decide on a piece that we feel will showcase our strengths as actors. As time progresses we continue to memorize, polish, and take constructive tips on how to improve in order to portray our piece smoothly and confidently. While performing a monologue in front of others can be nerve racking for most, it is very enjoyable for the audience to see and experience a moment in the life of a character. Every high school student is required to participate in our school’s Shakespeare competition. This year we were fortunate to have three judges from the Nashville Shakespeare Festival come down to judge and evaluate our actors. They gave valuable feedback to all of our actors and chose our winner.