News from Charlotte. Sixth grader Claire M. recently competed in the regional Shakespeare Competition, and out of 210 middle school students, placed into the final round. She was the only sixth grader to do so. It was a tough competition too because each student had to recite from memory (no note cards!) a complete Shakespeare sonnet and a monologue from one of Shakespeare’s plays. Claire performed Sonnet VII and Katherine’s final soliloquy from “The Taming of the Shrew.” This was Claire’s first year of being eligible to compete, so we’re all quite proud that she did so well.