Posted: February 10, 2015
First runner up Darian Rodriguez (l) and winner Nikos Assimakopoulos (r).
Congratulations to Nikos Assimakopoulos, who recently won the high school's Shakespeare Recitation with his monologue from Macbeth. Shakespeare Recitation asks students to read, analyze, perform and recite Shakespearean monologues and sonnets. Nikos will now move on to the regional competition at Russell Sage on March 9.
The Niskayuna event, held February 5, was open to anyone from the high school who was interested in participating. The judges, Russell McDowell, Brandi Weidman, and Katie McCarty had a difficult time deciding on a winner. First runner up was Darian Rodriguez with a performance from The Merchant of Venice.
Other competitors included: Jad Jacob, Randall Marr, Paul Tan, Veronica Liu, Stefani Farrell, Nidhi Shah, Mia Dardanelli, Catherine LeCours, Temitope Oshinowo, Natalia Romanzo, and Emma Sarnacki.
Many thanks to Carol White who organized the event and to Angela Farrell for preparing the program.
Good luck Nikos!