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The prompt for this year’s essay contest is the following statement by the Guatemalan civil rights activist and 1992 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Rigoberta Menchu Tum:
“Peace is not only the absence of war. As long as there is poverty, racism, discrimination and exclusion, we’ll be hard-pressed to achieve a world of peace.”
At the essay contest finals dinner, the student finalists will present their essays orally and a distinguished panel of judges from the community will select the first, second, and third place winners.
5:00 pm Social hour
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Presentations