Emma Chapman – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – A monologue by LRHS sophomore Madelyn Davies was recently published in a nationally-distributed collection of student work.
In the third quarter of her freshman year, Davies had the opportunity to enter a monologue contest.
Drama teacher Roxane Caravan and her theatre class voted for her and four other Mustangs to enter the contest.
After winning the vote by her class, Davies was chosen for publication in a theatrefolk resource bookcalled“Student Monologues for Classroom Study: Holidays, Celebrations, Days of Remembrance” edited by Lindsay Price.
Davies said, “I was so excited because I had never been published before, and I really enjoy writing. It was so nice to see that my hard work could pay off.”
The theme of the monologue was holidays, so Davies chose to write about Groundhog Day.
“I wrote my monologue to be more comedic than serious, and it’s about a little girl whose family celebrates Groundhog Day very unusually. I spoke it like a little girl with a kind of southern accent,” continued Davies.