Past Speech Contests

2016

2016 speech competition program

2016 Benjamin F. Barge Prize for Oratory winner: 
Sophie Hoffman, Class of 2016, speech title: "The Jury is Out"

2016 Class of 1866 Prize for Oratory winners: 
Max Parker, Class of 2017, speech title: "ADHD: The Danger of Overdiagnosis"
Guillermo Amaro Chacon, Class of 2018, speech title: "Slinging Mud and Strengthening Democracy"

2015

2015 speech competition program

2015 Benjamin F. Barge Prize for Oratory winner: 
Kimberly Strauch, Class of 2015, speech title: "Vaccination: Our Best Shot Against Measles"

2015 Class of 1866 Prize for Oratory winners: 
Evan Read, Class of 2016, speech title: "Red Light, Green Light, What Light?"
Titus Kabega, Class of 2017, speech title: "Reclaiming the Narrative of Africa"

 

2014

2014 speech competition program

2014 Benjamin F. Barge Prize for Oratory winner: 

Campbell Haynes, Class of 2014, "The New Face of Jim Crow: Voter Suppression in the Age of Obama."

2014 Class of 1866 Prize for Oratory winners: 

Matthew Leitten, Class of 2015, "On Loving Others."

Christina Gill, Class of 2016, "New Views: Statutory Rape in Modern America."

2013

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:

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

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

2012

2012 speech competition program

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

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"

2011 Speech Contest Finalists

 

2010

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"