Discovery High student qualifies for national monologue competition

A Discovery High student, who finished second in the state competition as the only Gwinnett student there, is on his way to New York for a national monologue competition.

Ryan Lewis will be among a host of high school students to compete at the eighth annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition at 7 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre at 245 West 52nd St. in New York.

The event features high school students from around the country performing monologues by the late legendary playwright. A panel of celebrity judges will evaluate the competitors and select a winner.

The top three contestants from the national competition receive college scholarship opportunities along with monetary awards and the gift of TCG’s Century Cycle collection.