BOURNE — Bourne Middle School Principal Christine Borning is excited to announce that aseventh grade student has won a statewide Monologue Contest hosted by the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (METG).
This week, Shea Reilly was awarded first place in the 2022 Middle School Monologue Contest. Reilly performed a monologue from the play Supermarket of Lost by Cassandra Hsiao.
Reilly received a cash prize and an award from the METG.
Sixth grade Bourne Middle School students Zoey Crum and Claire Canfield also participated in the contest.
The Middle School Monologue Contest was open to students in grades 5-9. It was held on Dec. 10 at Norwood High School.
Each participant had to prepare a 1-2 minute monologue, either from a published play or an original piece. Students were evaluated based on character development, physicality, vocal work and overall presentation.
Bourne Middle School Theater and Language Arts/Directed Support Teacher Keri Boisclair congratulated all participants for their hard work during their performances.
“It takes a lot of courage to get up and perform in front of judges and peers, especially while being timed, and I am extremely proud of our students for knocking it out of the park,” said Boisclair. “The dedication and hard work of our students is truly unmatched.”
This is the second year students from the Bourne Middle School drama program have participated in this contest. This award continues Bourne’s tradition of having an award winning drama program where students are consistently receiving accolades on a statewide level.
“I would like to congratulate all of our students for their hard work,” said Principal Borning. “I would also like to thank Ms. Boisclair for her dedication to the middle school drama program and helping our students reach their fullest potential.”
“I am continuously proud of our students’ accomplishments and I want to congratulate everyone who participate in the contest,” said Superintendent Kerri Anne Quinlan-Zhou. “The growth of the middle school drama program is incredible. We most recently offered the class to sixth grade students and the continued success of our fully stage middle school musicals is something we are very proud of.”