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. The winners of the local affiliate contests will compete in the statewide annual High School Oratory Contest in the Lansing area on May 18, 2013, and the winner of the state competition will win a trip to compete in the National Right to Life Oratory Contest in Dallas, Texas on June 29, 2013.
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 email@example.com.
Below is the list of affiliates who held local contests in 2013:
Sanilac County RTL– February 18
Gaylord RTL – February 23
Downriver Affiliates/Wyandotte RTL – March 2
Warren-Centerline RTL – March 11
Cheboygan County RTL – March 12
Holland Area RTL – March 12
North Allegan RTL – March 12
Grand Rapids RTL – March 19
Tri-Cities RTL (Grand Haven) - March 19
Midland County RTL – March 21
Shiawassee County RTL – March 21
Branch County RTL - March 23
Washtenaw County RTL - March 23
Jackson RTL - March 27
Delta County RTL – April 9
Lenawee County RTL – April 9
Newaygo County RTL – April 10
Grand Traverse Area RTL - April 11
Saginaw County RTL - April 11
Clinton County RTL – April 13
Portland RTL – April 13
2012 Oratory Contest Results
The 23rd Annual High School Oratory Contest was held on Saturday, May 19 in Holt. Local winners from 19 affiliates competed. First place went to Kristina Cherniausky of North Oakland Right to Life. Second place went to Robert Linstrum of Gaylord Right to Life. Third place went to Alicia VanDerhoof of Midland County Right to Life.
The national contestants
Kristina giving her speech at nationals
As the state winner, Kristina traveled to Crystal City, Virginia to compete in the National Right to Life Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest. Though she did not place in the top four, the competition was very tough and she enjoyed the experience. We are very proud of Kristina's hard work and accomplishments as a finalist among hundreds of excellent young prolife speakers from across the nation.
Oratory Contest Hall of Fame
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