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Eastman Rice Stage Speaking Contest 2019 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Annual Eastman Rice Speaking Contest. Five students have been selected to receive cash prizes for their presentations on the role of CALS in shaping a diverse & inclusive future. And the winners are:

1st place: Mara Basich-Pease (Senior, Environmental & Sustainability) $1,500


2nd place: Johanna Dejoria (Senior, Communication) $1,000


3rd place: Chenab Khakh (Junior, Biology & Society) $800


Honorable Mention: Nathan Laurenz (Freshman, Entomology) and Jonathan Price (Senior, Plant Sciences) $600 each.


Many thanks to the judges: Teresa Bell (CALS Alumni Affairs & Development), Anahita Verahrami (Office of Marketing & Communications), and Jodi Cohen (Department of Communication).