Elena Hollenbeak and Lyn Ackerman: About the Artists


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Elena Hollenbeak, Class of 2023, won the English-Speaking Union’s 40th Annual National Shakespeare Competition on April 24, 2023. She competed on three levels – school, state, and twice at the national level – with Sonnet 14 and Lady Macbeth’s speech from Act 5 Scene 1. She completed a three week program at BADA in London over the summer. Her BADA experience will be a pivotal point in her growth as a theatre artist and exemplifies St. Andrew’s Schools’ mission “To bring out the best in each student and empower them to Kūlia i ka Nu’u – Strive for the Highest.

Lyn Ackerman was her teacher and coach and teaches theater at St. Andrews in Honolulu.