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First Place

  • Elizabeth Hong, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Read Essay

Second Place

  • Shalia Sakona, American University, Washington, DC, USA
  • Samuel Sharp, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
  • Ruth Trego, Philadelphia Biblical University, Langehorne, PA, USA

Third Place

  • Kristin Barker, Western State College of Colorado, Gunnison, CO, USA
  • Stuart Hayashi, Hawaii Pacific University, Mililani, HI, USA
  • Aashima Jindal, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Starlene Justice, Cal State University, San Bernardino, CA, USA
  • Sam Tenney, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Finalists

  • Priya Abraham, George Mason University, Alexandria, VA, USA
  • Kaloyan Andonov, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Jeremiah Barnes, Broken Arrow, OK, USA
  • Ryan Bilkie, Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • Kelly Cadenas, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Carrie Deakin, Phoenix College, Tempe, AZ, USA
  • Lindsay Estes, Rosemont College, Pottstown, PA, USA
  • Christopher Ferreri, Hermitage, PA, USA
  • Desirae Friesen, Nyack College, Billings, MT, USA
  • David Gilmour, Berea College, Berea, KY, USA
  • Elizabeth Kendall, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Charmaine Kirsch, Asheville, NC, USA
  • Joseph Landry, Washington And Lee University, Lexington, VA, USA
  • Brett Langlois, London, ON, Canada
  • Alec Medlock, Fallbrook, CA, USA
  • Surabhi Mohta, Kolkata, Kolkata- 700027. W.B., India
  • Courtney Murphy, University Of West Florida, Pace, FL , USA
  • Christina Muswieck, Central Point, OR, USA
  • Lucinda O’Hair, Bowen Hills, QLD, Australia
  • Connie Shi, Okemos, MI, USA

Semi-Finalists

  • Matthew Bailin, Willamette University, Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Sam Barnett, Barrington, IL, USA
  • Raffi Barsoumian, Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Evan Biggs, Ridgefield, WA, USA
  • G.D. Blunt, London, United Kingdom
  • Brianna Byrne, Hilton, NY, USA
  • Christian Cook, Drury University, Springfield, MO, USA
  • Jaidev Deshpande, Nagpur, Maharas, India
  • Erin Gow, Richmond, KY, USA
  • Yasmin Green, Rochester, NY, USA
  • Zain Karsan, Brampton, ON, Canada
  • Rachel Kolb, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
  • Anne Kreps, Ann Arbor, MI , USA
  • Matt Lindeman, Cottage Grove, MN, USA
  • Chad Mills, Redmond, WA, USA
  • Elizabeth Moran, University Of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
  • Matthew Noakes, Modesto, CA, USA
  • Eric Sonke, London, ON, Canada
  • Jacob Stanley, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
  • Margaret Wray, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA