Fordham School for the Arts senior Tigona Davy competes in August Wilson National Monologue Competition

Fordham School for the Arts senior Tigona Davy

Fordham School for the Arts senior Tigona Davy was a finalist in the August Wilson National Monologue Competition. (Credit: News 12)

THE BRONX - A Bronx student acted his way to the top in a national acting competition.

Fordham School for the Arts senior Tigona Davy was a finalist in the August Wilson National Monologue Competition. Tigona learned about the competition from a group called LEAP, Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program.

Tigona's monologue was originally written by Wilson, and discusses the oppression of African-Americans.

While Tigona did not win the competition, he says he wouldn't trade the experience for anything.  

As an added benefit, actor Denzel Washington gave each competitor $1,000 for participating.

Tigona says he'll use the money to help him pay for college next year at the University of Bridgeport.

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