Past Speech Contests

2013

May 21, 2013 speech competition program

2013 Benjamin F. Barge Prize for Oratory winner:

Benjamin Schifberg, Class of 2013, speech title: "Volition and Determinism: How Free Are Our Minds?"

2013 Class of 1866 Prize for Oratory winners:

Theodore Bommarito, Class of 2015, speech title: "The Power of Intergenerational Communication"

Oladipupo Fasawe, Class of 2014, speech title: "Phones: Connecting People in Different Ways"

2012

May 17, 2012 speech competition program 2012

2012 Benjamin F. Barge Prize for Oratory winner:
Jeremy Kaufmann, Class of 2012, speech title: "New York's Justice Courts: A Disturbing Oxymoron"

2012 Class of 1866 Prize for Oratory winners:
Rachel Abendroth, Class of 2013, speech title: "Applied Behavioral Analysis: Are We Missing the IDEA?"
Sebastian DeLuca, Class of 2014, speech title:  "Humanizing Organizations with Social Media"

2012 speech competition finalists

2011

May 19, 2011 speech competition program 

2011 Benjamin F. Barge Prize for Oratory winner: 
Michelle Luo, Class of 2011, speech title: "Facebook Privacy"

2011 Class of 1866 Prize for Oratory winners: 
Laura Kier, Class of 2012, speech title: "A Tradition of Change: Coeducation at Dartmouth"
Christopher Rhoades, Class of 2013, speech title: "Energy Drinks and Alcohol: A Risky Combination"

2010

May 20, 2010 speech competition program

2010 Benjamin F. Barge Prize for Oratory winner:
Samantha A. Mandel, Class of 2010, speech title: "Autism and Autism Advocacy Organizations"