Students Exercise Talents in Commencement Contest
Every spring semester, students stretch their talents for the Commencement Contest. All students are invited to enter categories such as digital and print design, illustration, photography, drawing, painting, nonfiction and fiction narratives, dramatic readings and poetry, voice, strings, brass, and concerto. A sermon contest is also held during Commencement week. The two finalists preach their sermons to Campus Church members, students, and guests during the evening Commencement Program.
During Commencement, the winner of the sermon contest is announced and awarded an engraved leather Bible. Other Commencement Contest winners are awarded medals for first place, followed by second place, third place, and honorable mention. On Tuesday morning and evening, May 6, guests and the campus family enjoyed a showcase of some of these winning entries. Guests could also view the winning art and design work in the Visual and Performing Arts building.
The practical rewards gained from participating in Commencement Contest remind students that practicing their skills will lead to great accomplishments. Whether that accomplishment is a medal or just the knowledge that they saw their projects through to completion, Commencement Contest is an invaluable part of a college student’s experiences.