Third and fourth graders from Hawthorne Elementary along with students from Mira Mesa High School were among the winners at the Student Shakespeare Festival held April 24 in Balboa Park. More than 40 elementary, middle and high school teams from across San Diego County took part in the fifth annual event. Each group took turns performing scenes from a Shakespeare play on one of six stages erected along the park’s main walkway. Judges awarded trophies to the schools performing the best scenes in several categories and medals to the best actors. For information, please contact Mira Mesa theatre instructor Daniel Kriley at firstname.lastname@example.org or Hawthorne GATE/Seminar teacher Patricia Smith at email@example.com.