Winners of Freedom without Walls Speech Competition
Congratulations to our winners!
At its 2009 Holiday Party, the German Department announced and celebrated the winners of the “Freedom without Walls” speech competition. Under the guidance of Prof. Astrid Weigert, 13 students had participated in the challenging contest. Their task was to present a speech in German on the relevance of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall for young Americans. Click here for the detailed description of the competition’s requirements. All speeches were videotaped and are available on YouTube. Click here to see the contestants’ speeches.
Thanks to a generous grant from the German Information Center, significant monetary awards were available:
Here are the winners:
2nd place: Jessica Schieder (SFS 2012) - $100.00
2nd place: Camille Spegt (exchange student from France) - $100.00
1st place: Troy Miller (SFS 2013) - $200.00
In addition to these Departmental awards, contestants are eligible for the national competition to be decided by an award committee in Berlin. The first prize there is a one-week trip to Berlin for two, flights and hotel included. We keep our fingers crossed that we will have a GU winner there, too.
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