HIP Talks 2017 Winners

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: May 3 ~ 6, 2017) — The Hinckley Institute recently held it’s 3rd annual HIP Talks, the 2-minute speech competition on the campus of the University of Utah.  Students gave two-minute speeches in front of a qualified panel of judges in one of three qualifying rounds, with a finale of the top speakers held on April 20th.  The competition awarded significant cash prizes for the best speakers.

You can find a link to watch a recording of all of the speeches here:

Recently I asked the winners of this year’s competition to deliver their speeches again and talk about their inspiration.

Runners Ups:
Hannah Fox – “One Day the Pain Will be Worth It”
Jenica Jessen – “Mountains, Barbarians, and Elmer Fudd”
Thulashi Seshan – “Britain First”
Ramakrishnan – “An Uncherished Gift”

Audience Favorite Winner:
Mackenzie Gregerson – “Never-ending Story”

Grand Prize winner:
Ali Darvish – “Feeling Pretty”