Harry Thornton, ETHS ’15, is congratulated by Anne Lefkovitz, one of ETHS’ play directors and sponsor of the high school’s Shakespeare Club “Upstart Crows.”             Submitted photo

Harry Thornton, a senior at Evanston Township High School, won the English-Speaking Union (ESU) Chicago Branch regional Shakespeare competition held on Feb. 9. After winning the in-school Shakespeare competition at ETHS, Harry Thornton qualified to compete regionally among 23 students from the Chicago area.

Harry won the ESU Branch competition with his performance of “Hamlet” and recitation of Sonnet 136. He will represent the Chicago area as a semifinal-
ist at the ESU National Shakespeare Competition in April.