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Final Round: Saturday March 7, 1 p.m., Chapel

More than $11,000 in Cash Prizes Awarded


The McKinney Prize Finalists

CLASS OF 2015
  • Erika Marte “I Am Afraid of Being a Woman”
  • Hannah Trautmann “Caught in the Crossfire:  An Urgent Need for Gun Control”
CLASS OF 2016
  • Hannah Ferris “The Bilingual Advantage”
  • Victor Oyadiji “Acceptance”
CLASS OF 2017
  • Sarah Gamblin “My Fear of Public Speaking”
  • Joany Lamur “An Invisible Injustice:  Disability at Hamilton College”
CLASS OF 2018
  • Sarah Magee "Taking the Next Step:  Fossil Fuel Divestment at Hamilton College"
  • Muhammad Najib "Should freedom of expression include hate speech?"


The Clark Prize Finalists

  • Brendan Cunningham “The Potential of Intersections”
  • Sandhya Rao “From Snails to Snegls”
  • Meghan O’Sullivan “Intersections at Home”


The Warren E. Wright Prize Finalists

  • Mbuotidem Isaac "Envisioning Effective Privacy Legislation"
  • Emily Kaplan “The Truth Behind Suicide on College Campuses”
  • Porshai Rivera “Empathy is for Everyone”

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