Local high school student submits winning recitation | Arts & Culture
A local high school student has been given a prestigious award.
Saint Stephens High School theatre student Jakia P. is winner of the 2012 Norton Anthology Student Recitation Contest.
Video recitations of works from the Norton Anthology website were received from around the globe. Jakia selected "Speech to the Troops at Tilbury" for her entry.
W.W.Norton in-house editors picked the finalists in each category, while online voting determined the winners. Having received over 2,500 votes, Jakia's video was determined as winner for her chosen work.
She will receive a $150 Barnes & Noble gift certificate and a mention in the next edition of the Norton Anthology of American Literature.
To see the winning video, click here.
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