High School Oratory Contest

Right to Life of Michigan’s annual high school oratory contest is open to all prolife high school students in Michigan. Contestants will give a 5 to 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 contest in the Lansing area in the spring, and the winner of the state competition will win a trip to compete in National Right to Life’s contest in June or July.

For more information about the Oratory Contest, contact your local Right to Life of Michigan affiliate, or State Contest Coordinator Catherine Kinsey at (616) 532-2300 or ckinsey@rtl.org.

2020 Contest

The 31st annual Right to Life of Michigan Educational Fund High School Oratory Contest will be held on Saturday, May 16, in Holt, Michigan. Below is a list of local contests sponsored by Right to Life of Michigan affiliates. For more information about these contests, contact the State Contest Coordinator Catherine Kinsey, ckinsey@rtl.org, or your local affiliate.

Saginaw County Right to Life—March 5
Gaylord Right to Life—March 7
North Allegan County Right to Life—March 10
Grand Rapids Right to Life—March 10
Right to Life of Novi—March 11
Holland Area Right to Life—March 12
Oceana County Right to Life—March 14
Right to Life of Sanilac County—March 14
Clinton County Right to Life—March 14
St. Clair County Right to Life—March 15
Chippewa County Right to Life—March 15
Right to Life of Lenawee County—March 16
Midland County Right to Life—March 16
Mason County Right to Life—March 21
Grand Traverse Area Right to Life—March 23
Upper Downriver Right to Life—March 28
Newaygo County Right to Life—March 28
Cheboygan County Right to Life—April 4
Grosse Pointe-Harper Woods Right to Life—April 4
Shiawassee County Right to Life—April 7
Kalamazoo Right to Life—April 10
Mecosta/Osceola Right to Life—April 14

2019 Contest

The 30th annual Right to Life of Michigan Educational Fund High School Oratory Contest was held on Saturday, April 27th, in Holt, Michigan. There were 15 finalists who gave powerful speeches in defense of life.

The first-place winner was Calvin Cheney from Saginaw Right to Life. The second-place winner was Noel Vanderbilt from Holland Area Right to Life, and the third-place winner was Emma De Nooy from Grand Rapids Right to Life. The first place winner, Calvin, will compete in the National Right to Life Oratory Contest on July 6th in Charleston, South Carolina.

See the results