HILLSBORO, Kan. – Three Tabor students were awarded scholarships for their participation in the Dr. Wilmer Harms Anabaptism Contest. Molly Wiebe Faber, a senior from Hillsboro, Kan., won the first place prize for $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.
Dr. Wilmer Harms, longtime chair of the CMBS Advisory Board, established the Harms Anabaptism Contest in an effort to encourage Tabor College students in research, scholarship and creativity in Anabaptist topics. Entries can include issues of culture and society, biblical and theological concerns, ethics, history, and others.
Wiebe Faber researched “Brecht: A Model for Christians in Theater.” Sanchez explored “A Cultureal Comparison of Mennonites and Mexicans.” Ediger chose “Arguing the Existence of God: An Anabaptist Pespective.”
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, May 9 on Tabor campus. Following the public presentations, the awards were announced.
“We were delighted with the high quality of these submissions,” Goertzen said. “Each finalist showed exemplary work.”