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First Place

  • Ann Pedtke, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH Read Essay

Second Place

  • Darren Beattie, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Laura Mazer, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Doug Wong, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Third Place

  • Jay Bahadur, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Jave Galt-Miller, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Antonia Hoyland, Peace College, Raleigh, NC
  • Ben O’Neill, Australian National University, Acton, ACT, Australia
  • Nicole Pepperl, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Finalist

  • Sean Bryen, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Meredith A. E. Collier, Washington College, Chestertown, MD
  • Kristen Davis, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC
  • Molly Fels, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
  • Talyah Gaya, University of Toronto at Scarborough, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Elisabeth Gilbert, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Cole Harvey, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Elizabeth Jacobs, New York University, New York City, NY
  • Lisa Lipshires, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA
  • Ji Ma, Texas A&M University–College Station, College Station, TX
  • Mark McLaughlin, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
  • Dwanna L. Munger, Clark State Community College, Springfield, OH
  • Joanna Pearson, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada
  • John Robinson, Yale University, CT
  • Cody Rutledge, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Lucas Salazar, Pace University, New York, NY
  • Melissa Schoenberger, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Seth Shearer, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
  • Kyle Steele, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Peter Zuckerman, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Semi-Finalist

  • Christian Atkins, Oakland Community College, Royal Oak, MI
  • Andrew Bay, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • Anna Beryozkina, MA College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA
  • Rebecca M Blocksome, University of Primorska, Glagljaska, Koper, Slovenia
  • Ben Everhart, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN
  • April Fisher, New York University–Draper Program, New York, NY
  • Deahna Fumarol, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
  • Derek Jacobs, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA
  • Nokwazi Jahde, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
  • David James, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • James Kelly, Colby College, Waterville, ME
  • Katie Lovell, Saint Martin’s University, Lacey, WA
  • Elissa McColl, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
  • Cassondra McHugh, Oxford University, Oxford, England
  • Brandon Palinski, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Ramona Schroeder, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
  • Kara Soderstrom, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • Julia Troutt, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Spencer Trueax, Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • Rima Turner, Cornell Unversity, Ithaca, NY