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98 FRIDAY, MARCH 27 - MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015 Cape Gazette Will attend high Berman on the tour as chaper- 15. He spent a year in Ecuador, ones are Cape teachers Melissa where picked up Spanish. As school classes in DiSanto, Emily Walls and Amy an adult, he spent three years Powers-Howard. living in Japan. In 2013, Berman Barcelona For the first four days, the led Cape students on a trip to group will stay at a hotel in Ma- Costa Rica. drid, where they will tour the While in Barcelona with host By Shannon Marvel Plaza Mayor and take day trips families, the students will at- to Toledo and Segovia to tour tend moming classes at a private historical landmarks, including Spanish high school, Colegio Sa- A group of Cape Henlopen the Palacia Real de la Granja and grada Familia, while continuing High School students and teach- the Acueducto Romano. their sightseeing in the evening. ers will travel to Spain over Later, they will travel to Bar- Fifteen-year-old freshman spring break, April 3-12. celona, where each student will Ulysses Skagle, an avid soccer "I think it's so important for be housed with a Spanish family, fan, is looking forward to his time k ds to travel. I want them to "They will make relationships in Barcelona. gain real-world experience," said and connections that will po- Skagle said, "I've always want- Spanish teacher Greg Berman, a tentially last a lifetime," said ed to go to Spain," he said. "I'm lifelong traveler who organized Berman. excited to see the culture, espe- the trip. Berman would know, as he was cially soccer. I can't wait to see Accompanying students and an exchange student himself at the Barcelona soccer stadium." SHANNON MARVEL PHOTO GREG BERMAN addresses parents at a recent meeting student Alli Payne wins first place in ESU Shakespeare competition Cape Henlopen High School The judges were unanimous the eight Cape schools, including Theatre senior Alli Payne won in feeling that the students hard teacher grants, performing arts fi t place in the state division workpaid off, as they deliberated scholarships and anti-bullying of the English Speaking Union's over their decision, and homelessness programs. National Shakespeare Competi- This was the first time the "A lot of people from across tion March 7. Payne captivated event has been held in Sussex the state came out to support the judges with her powerful County, as in pastyears, the corn- this event. We had some very transformation as Lady Macbeth. petition has always been held talented kids on the stage, and Martha Pfeiffer, director of the upstate. "I am so glad that we got now one of them will go on to Cape Henlopen Theatre Acad- the green light to hold it here, in compete in New York City this emy, coached Payne to prepare our beautiful theatre," Pfeiffer spring. Alli is such an intense and for the competition, after ghe said, "The event went very well. committed actress. I am so proud won for the school. Adjudicators We had winners from schools of her." Payne received an all ex- included Dr. T. Paul Pfeiffer, di- all across the state competing pense paid trip to both compete rector of the theatre program at on our stage, so I wanted to give and perform at Lincoln Center Salisbury University; Dr. ]ames them a memorable experience." this April. The trip also includes Keegan, associate professor at The competition was sup-exclusive acting workshops, the University of Delaware and ported in part by a $1,500 grant sightseeing activities and spend- member of the American Shake- from the Cape Henlopen Educa- ing the weekend with 60 fellow s :eare Center; and Chris Schimp, tional Foundation. A nonprofit teenage aficionados of The Bard. actor, director and board mem- organization, CHEF funds a wide The winner of the ESU National bet of the South Camden Theatre variety of educational develop- Shakespeare Competition will Company. ment programs and activities at receive an all-expenses-paid trip SUBMITTED PHOTO ALLI PAYNE PLACED FIRST in the English Speaking Union Shakespeare com- petion. Shown are (I-r) Alli Payne, Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation board members Mary Howard and Jeff Gordon, and Martha Pfeiffer, director of the Cape Henlopen High School Theatre Academy. to study acting in England at the role ofReno Sweeney in the Cape world famous Royal Academy of Henlopen Theatre Academy's Dramatic Arts. spring production of ' amything Payne will be performing the Goes" in April. WORCESTER PREP PRESENTS 'THE SOUND OF MUSIC' SUBMITTED PHOTOS ~" DIRECTOR PAULETTE DEROSA-MATRONA and Worcester Preparatory School Upper School students presented "Sound of Music" to audiences Feb. 27-28. On stage before the Von Trapp family escapes over the mountains to Switzerland are (I-r) Isabella Osias, Bethany Beach; Chandler Dennis, Millsboro; Davis Taylor, Lewes; Nick Moondra, Salisbury; Caro- '~' line Lewis, Newark; Olivia Parker, Ocean City; Madeline Barton, Berlin; Devin Hammond, Berlin; and Jor- dan Kilgore, Bishopville. The cast included in back (I-r) Cameron DiPerna, Ocean City, Md.; Raphael De Jesus, Seaford; Sambina Anthony, Seaford; Carolyn Dorey, Millville; Zach Oltman, Frank- ford; Jarad Godwin, Frankford; Kathleen Emche, Ocean Pines, Md.; Biola Eniola, Salis- bury, Md.; Cole Koester, Salisbury; and Ethan Gaskill, Ocean City. In the middle are Davis Taylor, Lewes; Caroline Lewis, Newark; Isabella Osias, Bethany Beach; Devin Hammond, Berlin, Md.; Jordan Kilg0re, Bishopville, Md.; Nick Moondra, Salisbury; Chandler Dennis, Millsboro; Madeline Barton, Ocean Pines; and Olivia Parker, Ocean City, In front are Victoria Middleton, Bethany Beach; Amy Lizas, Berlin; Emmi Shockley, Ocean City; Cecily Sass, Newark; Isabel Dashiell, Ocean City; Emilee Dorey, Millville; and Fiona Reid, Salisbury.