Right to Life of Michigan annual high school oratory contest
Right to Life of Michigan's annual high school oratory contests are open to all prolife high school students in Michigan. Contestants will give a 5-7 minute speech on one of several prolife topics. Contests are sponsored by Right to Life of Michigan affiliates across the state. Winners of the local affiliate contests will compete in the statewide annual High School Oratory Contest in the Lansing area in May, and the winner of the state competition will win a trip to compete in the National Right to Life Oratory Contest in June or July.
If you are a student interested in competing, please contact your local RLM affiliate or field representative. If you don't know how to contact your local affiliate or the nearest affiliate sponsoring a contest, please contact State Oratory Coordinator Chris Gast at email@example.com.
2013 Oratory Contest Results
The 24th Annual High School Oratory Contest was held on Saturday, May 18 in Holt. Local winners from 18 affiliates competed. First place went to Lauren Boos of Warren-Centerline Right to Life. Second place went to Alyssa LaPointe of Saginaw County Right to Life. Third place went to Gabriella Byers of Right to Life of Delta County. Click here for pictures and to read the winner's speech.
2013 Oratory Winner Lauren Boos
Because Lauren Boos is a sophomore, Alyssa LaPointe will be representing Michigan at the National Right to Life Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest in Dallas, Texas on June 29. Good luck Alyssa!
2012 Oratory Contest Results
The 23rd Annual High School Oratory Contest was held on Saturday, May 19 in Holt. Local winners from 19 affiliates competed. First place went to Kristina Cherniausky of North Oakland Right to Life. Second place went to Robert Linstrum of Gaylord Right to Life. Third place went to Alicia VanDerhoof of Midland County Right to Life.
The national contestants
Kristina giving her speech at nationals
As the state winner, Kristina traveled to Crystal City, Virginia to compete in the National Right to Life Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest. Though she did not place in the top four, the competition was very tough and she enjoyed the experience. We are very proud of Kristina's hard work and accomplishments as a finalist among hundreds of excellent young prolife speakers from across the nation.
Oratory Contest Hall of Fame
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