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RLM High School Oratory Contest

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 cgast@rtl.org.


2014 Contest

The 2014 State Contest will be held on Saturday, May 17 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Holt. The following is a list of announced local contests sponsored by Right to Life of Michigan affiliates.

Grand Traverse Area RTL - April 15

Completed Contests:

Gaylord RTL - February 15

Mason County RTL - February 22

Downriver RTL affiliates - March 1

Wexford-Missaukee RTL - March 4

Washtenaw County RTL - March 8
Warren-Centerline RTL - March 10
Midland County RTL - March 11
North Allegan RTL - March 11
Holland Area Right to Life RTL - March 13
Sanilac County RTL - March 17
Lenawee County RTL - March 18
Grand Rapids RTL - March 18

Branch County RTL - March 22

Shiawassee County RTL - March 26

Saginaw County RTL - March 27
Clinton County RTL - March 29
Monroe County RTL - March 30

North Oakland RTL - April 5

Delta County RTL - April 8


2013 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 represented Michigan at the National Right to Life Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest in Dallas, Texas on June 29.


Oratory Contest Information

arrow Results and winner speech

arrow Past state and national winners

arrow Oratory homepage



2014 Contest Rules and Forms for Affiliates:

arrow Oratory contest instructions and frequently asked questions - PDF

arrow Affiliate contest sponsorship form - PDF

arrow Student application form - PDF

arrow Sample judge ballot - PDF

arrow Promotional flyer - PDF

arrow Sample promotional letter - HTML

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