Winners of the 2017 MVHS Ethics & Economics Challenge Speech Competition

On Friday June 9 E3NE and Merrimack Valley H.S. sponsored the third annual Ethics & Economics Challenge speech competition. Fourteen students took place in the competition, the most ever. The winners of that competition were:

  • First place: Emily Soule, “Why and How to Decriminalize Drugs”
  • Second place: Hannah Gordon, “The Case for Abolishing the Death Penalty”
  • Third place: Justis Brown, “Let Syrian Refugees Come: A Sponsorship Policy Proposal”
  • Fourth place: John Borger, “Morality Without Religion”

The first, second, and third place winners receive $500, $250, and $100 scholarships, respectively. The fourth place winner receives a Liberty Fund edition of The Federalist papers.

We would like to thank MVHS economics teacher Janine Casavant, Ethics & Economics Challenge instructor Gardner Goldsmith, and the donors who made this program possible, especially Tiina Urv. See you next year!

MVHS Ethics & Economics Challenge students & instructors