Until July 2, actors will be on stage for the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s presentation of “Hamlet” in Kansas City’s Southmoreland Park.
Not so visible are three Lee’s Summit North High School students who swept the high school division of this year’s sonnet contest sponsored by the festival. Jack Gatti won first place, Jillian Jamaleddin took second and Robin Conrad won third place for their poems.
The students were recognized last month at the Johnson County Library by Matt Rapport, director of education for the Heart of America Shakespeare group. All three, who will be juniors this fall, were students this past year in Kim England’s Advanced Studies 10 English class.
Their sonnets are published on the festival website, kcshakes.org. Click on Learn, then Contests and 2017 Sonnet Contest Winners.