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Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

The Logic Prize is awarded for outstanding performance in logic. This year’s prize is shared by Lydia Jines.
Lydia is a graduating senior pursuing the law track in the law and criminal justice major. She is a participant in the

Honors Program and has been very active in Model UN. She is from Hagerstown, Maryland.

The Hood College Prize in Ethics was established in 2014 by Krista Schaffert ’04. The prize is awarded annually in recognition of the best paper on ethics submitted by a current student as part of an undergraduate course at Hood College in the last calendar year. The winning paper shall be selected by the faculty of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and should critically evaluate, challenge or defend an established concept of moral conduct and/or the application of a moral standard in a particular scenario. Samuel Kebede is this year’s winner.

Samuel is a junior at Hood College. Raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, he has a major in history with a minor in ethics. His goal is to attend law school. He is the president of Hood Democrats.