Three students awarded contest funds

Peggy Goertzen, CMBS director, with the winners of the Dr. Wilmer Harms Anabaptism Contest: (from left) Molly Wiebe Faber, Alisa Ediger and Siera Sanchez.Three Tabor College students were awarded scholarships for their participation in the Dr. Wilmer Harms Anabap­tism Contest.

Molly Wiebe Faber, a senior from Hillsboro, won the first-place prize of $300. Sierra San­chez, a senior from Thai­land, and Alisa Ediger a senior from Aurora, Colo., won $200 and $100 prizes for second and third place, respectively.

Harms, longtime chair of the Center for Men­nonite Brethren Studies Advisory Board, established the Harms Anabap­tism Contest to encourage Tabor students in research, scholarship and creativity in Anabaptist topics.

Entries can address issues of culture and society, biblical and theological concerns, ethics, history and others.

Wiebe Faber’s entry was titled “Brecht: A Model for Chris­tians in Theater.” Sanchez entered “A Cultural Comparison of Mennonites and Mexicans” and Ediger chose “Arguing the Existence of God: An Anabaptist Perspective.”

A Tabor faculty committee, along with CMBS Director Peggy Goertzen, created the structure, criteria and guidelines for the contest.

The three finalists were selected and invited to present at a public event on campus May 9. Following the presentations, the awards were announced.

“We were delighted with the high quality of these submissions,” Goertzen said. “Each finalist showed exemplary work.”

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