Williamstown: Annual public speaking competition slated Sunday


First Congregational Church will host the fourth annual William Sloane Coffin Prize in Passionate Public Speaking at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 13.

The contest, co-sponsored by the Williams College Chaplain’s Office and the church, offers Williams undergraduates an opportunity to prepare and deliver an original speech on a issue of social justice or faith. The purpose of this event is to offer young people a positive, exhilarating opportunity to "preach" the message closest to their hearts.

This year’s finalists are Teddy Cohan, "Reclaiming the American Dream"; Chelsea Thomeer, "The Inaudible Parenthetical"; Won-Jun Kuk, "Redefining Hyphenated American"; Michael Druker, "Emotional Vulnerability in the Age of Individualism"; Patrick Megley, "Living Generously"; and Yasick Nemenov, "On the Protests in Ukraine".


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