Thanks to all who entered the Hamilton Essay Contest sponsored by The Institute for Freedom & Community.
The contest provided first-year students at St. Olaf with the opportunity to win tickets to see the acclaimed play Hamilton in Chicago on December 3. To enter, students were asked to write an essay that answered one of these two questions:
(1) If the two candidates running for President this November were Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, whom would you vote for and why?
(2) Who should be in your wallet? How should the recent controversy over faces on the fronts of the $10 and $20 bills have been resolved and why?
Congratulations to the following students whose essays have been selected and who will travel to Chicago for an all-expenses-paid trip that includes airfare, hotel, and tickets to Hamilton:
George Arbanas ’20
Alyson Brinker ’20
Matthew Dufresne ’20
Madison Duran ’20
Callahan Gergen ’20
John Goodson ’20
Erik Lepisto ’20
Meredith Moore ’20
Molly Nakahara ’20
Devon Nielsen ’20
William Randolph ’20
This essay contest previews a larger discussion that will take place at the October 20, 2016 event — “Who’s in Your Wallet?” Hamilton, Jackson, Tubman, and the Presidential Election — sponsored by The Institute for Freedom & Community. That panel discussion is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend.