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 Emily Kroll at (616) 532-2300 or ekroll@rtl.org.

2022 Contest

Our 33rd Annual High School Oratory Contest will be taking place in the Spring. Please check back here in February for a full list of Right to Life of Michigan affiliates sponsoring local contests. For more information, contact the State Contest Coordinator Emily Kroll, ekroll@rtl.org, or your local affiliate.

2021 Contest

Our 32nd Annual High School Oratory Contest was held Saturday, May 22, at New Hope Community Church in Charlotte. We had 18 contestants who gave powerful speeches in defense of life. Our first-place winner was Emily Ranschaert from Grand Rapids Right to Life. Our second-place winner was Bridget Bogan from Washtenaw Area Right to Life. She representing Right to Life of Michigan at the National Right to Life Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest in Herndon, Virginia, because the national contest only allows juniors and seniors to compete, taking fourth-place nationally. Our third-place winner was Malakai Honyoust representing Manistee, Mason, and Oceana County Right to Life.

2021 contest pictures and results