This is the Eastern North Carolina contest of the 36th annual English-Speaking Union of the US National High School Shakespeare Contest. Eight students from the region, having won their school contest, will compete by reciting both a Shakespeare monologue and sonnet. The winner of this contest receives an all-expenses two-day trip to New York City. There they will have workshops and compete with students from all over the country at Lincoln Center in the national finals. That winner receives a scholarship and airfare to attend Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Young Actors’ Summer School in London UK.