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Fall 2021 Civic Engagement Speaking Contest finalists

The Department of Communication Arts & Sciences is delighted to announce the results of the Fall 2021 Civic Engagement Speaking Contest. Our six finalists address topics of vital importance in our community, including dining shortage (Lindsay Conrad), sexual assault (Jessica Kogler), accessibility to police body camera recordings (Ahyanna Navarro-Foreman), grief resources (Manasy Motter), and inclusivity and community for students with military experience (Shannon Stover). First Place, among a slate of very impressive speeches, was awarded to Isabelle Hatch for her plan to improve safety on Penn State’s campus. Thank you to all of the CAS 100 students who participated in the contest, to the many judges of the preliminary rounds that brought us this excellent array of final speeches, and to our alumni panel of judges tasked with ranking the six finalists: Mary High, Associate Teaching Professor of CAS, and Thandi Clements and Christopher Dobbins, who are both members of the College of the Liberal Arts Alumni Society Board.