Eden scores 100%

June 14, 2012 by Henry Benjamin
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Eden Gabay has scored 100/100 at the Sydney Eisteddfod for reciting Australia verse in the 12 and under class…the first time this has been achieved in the history of the competition.

Eden Gabay Pic: WinkiPop Media

Terence Clarke, the  judge who awarded Eden the best possible score is a distinguished expert in the field of Australian poetry who is associated with NIDA.

Eden’s proud mother Danielle told J-Wire from her Dover Heights home: “Eden saw his first play when he was 2 and is now pursuing his interest in theatre. We are very thrilled with his achievements so far and have a lot to thank his coach Jennifer Shames for.”

On a recent visit to New York, the 12-yr-old Year 7 Moriah pupil spent every night at the theatre.

Eden Gabay recited the poem “Tanglefoot Harry” before learning that he had become the first person to realise the perfect score in a competition that has been running since 1933.

Later in the day, he won a second gold medal playing the evangelist rock star in a monologue from Janus Cercone’s Paramount film Leap into Faith. Between times, he also managed to pick up a silver medal for verse speaking.

Eden Gabay, who has won 15 awards in his short career, also plays piano and trumpet.


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