C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

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Date: Feb. 19, 2013

Photographer: Emily Trapp ’13

Speaking on “Laos’ history of war: The need for UXO removal,” Goshen College sophomore Jacob Putnam, from Chicago, Ill., placed first in Goshen College’s 2013 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest. Read more about the contest.

Other participants and their topics were:

  • (second place) Sophomore Abby Deaton, a psychology and communication double major from Indianapolis, spoke on “Making Peace with Warriors.”
  • (third place) Senior Mara Weaver, a history major from Bloomington, Ill., spoke on “The price of incarceration: Private prisons in the U.S.”
  • Senior Marcelle Al-Zoughbi, a TESOL major from South Bend, Ind., spoke on “Please don’t invest in Palestine’s oppression.”
  • Senior Jeffrey Moore, a Bible and religion major from Ashland, Ohio, spoke on “Tribalitis: Curing the disease of polarization.”

Each participant delivered an 8 to 10-minute speech on a topic of their choice relating to peace in a universal or specific context.