2013 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

& Student Speakers.

Eight students participated in the 2013  C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 22. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in a short speech (8-10 min):

3:32Taylor Waidelich, Restoring Justice to Educational Discipline,  Junior Elementary Education major from Stryker, OH

13:00–Jossimar Díaz-Castro, A Christian, Democratic Immigrant Witness & Participation Today, Senior Philosophy and Theology major from Harrisonburg, VA

26:00–Emily Harnish, Lessons from the hymnal in an election season” Senior Biochemistry major from Strasburg, PA

35:55–James Souder, Redistributing Food, An Opportunity for Peace, Senior Environmental and Social Sustainability major from Harrisonburg, VA

46:07–Josh Kanagy, Molding Peace Within: Reflections of a Recovering Workaholic, Senior Psychology major from Timberville, VA

54:41–Corben Boshart, Seeking Unity in the Mennonite Church, Senior Biblical Studies and Peacebuilding & Develoment major from Wellman, IA

1:04:10–Mariah Elliott, Are You Who You Say You Are?, Junior Social Work and Peacebuilding & Development major from Rockville, VA

1:13:31–Bekah Enns, Language as Lived Reality: Developing a Discourse of Peace, Senior History major from Winnipeg, Manitoba

2012 Speeches

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