Eden scores 100%

June 14, 2012 by Henry Benjamin
Read on for article

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.


Speak Your Mind

Comments received without a full name will not be considered
Email addresses are NEVER published! All comments are moderated. J-Wire will publish considered comments by people who provide a real name and email address. Comments that are abusive, rude, defamatory or which contain offensive language will not be published

Got something to say about this?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.