The Right to Life of Michigan Statewide Oratory Contest took place on May 25, in East Lansing. We are excited to announce this year’s winners!

First Place: Xander Yoder from Kalamazoo Right to Life.
Second Place: Mila Nyeholt from Sanilac County Right to Life.
Third Place: Abigail Ries from St. Clair County Right to Life.
We’ve also included a close Fourth Place this year: Adelline Oliveira from Tri-County (Mason, Oceana, Manistee) Right to Life.

The winning students researched, wrote and delivered speeches on a variety of topics, including infanticide, the normalization of abortion and the evils of passive euthanasia. Prizes for each place are as follows: First Place – $500 and an invitation to deliver the winning speech at Right to Life of Michigan’s State Conference on September 26; Second Place – $300; and Third Place – $200.

Congratulations to all 18 students who competed in Right to Life of Michigan’s 35th Annual State Oratory Contest. Each speech was extraordinary in its own way.

It’s wonderful to see youth involvement continue to grow with young leaders rising up and finding new ways to spread our message and empower women to make a choice for life. For more information on how to get involved in MiGen Leads, our high school, college and young adult outreach program, click the link here.