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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”

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour is a weekly program featuring forums on local, national, and international issues important to people living in Utah. The program airs every Wednesday at 10 AM and Saturday at 9 AM. Hosted by Anthony Scoma, the program highlights and contextualizes the forums presented by the Hinckley Institute of Politics every fall and spring semester at the University of Utah. Produced by KCPW Studios
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