An international organization, the English-Speaking Union, hosted the event.
Graduating senior, Payton Dennis, earned third place in a Shakespeare competition for high school students. The competition was held on February 2 and hosted by the Houston chapter of the English-Speaking Union, an international organization that employs the English language to foster global understanding and goodwill through educational opportunities and cultural programs. Participants in the competition had to memorize pieces from Shakespeare's plays, as well as his sonnets. Payton, who was the only female in the competition to place, plans to pursue a BFA in theater in college.