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.
The 26th Annual High School Oratory Contest will be held on Saturday, May 9 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Holt. The National Right to Life Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest will be held on Saturday, July 11 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Local Contests:
2015 Completed Contests:
Gaylord RTL - February 21
Downriver area Right to Life affiliates - March 7
North Allegan RTL - March 10
Holland Area RTL - March 12
Clinton County RTL - March 14
Newaygo County RTL - March 14
Washtenaw County RTL - March 14
Sanilac County RTL - March 16
Warren-Centerline RTL - March 16
Saginaw County RTL - March 16
Emmet County RTL - March 17
Lenawee County RTL - March 17
Oceana County RTL - March 21
North Oakland RTL - March 21
Ingham County RTL - March 22
Mason Co. RTL/Manistee Co. RTL - March 28
Portland RTL - March 29
Shiawassee County RTL - March 31
Branch County RTL - April 4
Delta County RTL - April 7
The 25th Annual High School Oratory Contest was held on Saturday, May 17 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Holt.
Second place went to Isaac Van Loh of Clinton County Right to Life. Isaac is a home-schooled freshman from St. Johns. As a person of Armenian and German heritage, he compared abortion to the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide, which his great grandmother survived.
Third place went to Lily Van Loh of Right to Life of Shiawassee County. Lily is a home-schooled junior from St. Johns. Her speech highlighted the positive results of the prolife movement in ending abortion.
Oratory Contest Information