Speech Contest Winners

2022

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2022 Speech faculty and all undergraduate contestants
From left to right: Svetlana Grushina, Thomas Lane '24, Federico Cigolot '24, Kailah Hester '24, Awo Adu '22, Michael Carlowicz '22, John Ejiogu '23, Annie Michalski '23, Alex Wojcik '23, Nick Mancini '23, David Millman '23, Josh Compton, and Darlene Drummond.
  • Benjamin F. Barge Prize for Oratory: Awo Adu '22, The Ism We Don't Talk About
  • Class of 1866 Prize for Oratory: Michael Carlowicz '22, Attention-Grabbing Title
  • Speech at Dartmouth Prizes for Oratory:
    • John Ejiogu '23, Why You Should Prioritize Getting Quality Sleep
    • Federico Cigolot '24, The Value of Intercultural Experience

2022 Speech Contest Program

2019

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  • 2019 Class of 1866 Prize for Oratory winners: William Synnott '21, "The Costs of Criminalizing"; Peter Charalambous '20, speech title: "Counteracting the Negative State of News"

  • 2019 Benjamin F. Barge Prize for Oratory winner: Balt von Huene '19, speech title: "Lust of Possession"

2019 Speech Competition Program

2018

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Photo of 7 student contestants arm-in-arm at the 2018 Speech Contest
  • 2018 Benjamin F. Barge Prize for Oratory winner: Carolyn Strauch, Class of 2018, speech title: "Curbing Your Smartphone Addiction"
  • 2018 Class of 1866 Prize for Oratory winners: Azhar Hussain, Class of 2019, speech title: "Not Worth a Penny"; Sofia Franco, Class of 2020, speech title: "Addressing the Problem of Partisan Gerrymandering"

2018 Speech Competition Program

2017

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    • 2017 Benjamin F. Barge Prize for Oratory winner: Titus Kabega, Class of 2017, speech title: "Letter from the Southern Jail, A Call for Empathy"
    • 2017 Class of 1866 Prize for Oratory winners: Jonathan Lu, Class of 2019, speech title: "The Illness No One Likes to Talk About"; Morgan Corley, Class of 2018, speech title: "National Service for National Unity"

    2017 Speech Competition Program

    2016

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    • 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"

    2016 Speech Competition Program

    2015

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    • 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"

    2015 Speech Competition Program

    2014

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    • 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."

    2015 Speech Contest Program

    2013

    • 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"

    2013 Speech Competition Program

    2012

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    2012 speech competition finalists
    • 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 program

    2011

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    2011 Speech Contest Finalists
    • 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 Competition Program 

      2010

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

      2010 speech competition program