Since 2007, MCRTL has used the Oratory Contest as a tool to train and equip participants with a loving and ready answer for why life is valuable and why each of us should work to protect life!

High school juniors and seniors are eligible to compete. Contestants research, write, and present a 5-7 minute Pro-Life speech on abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, or stem cell research.  First prize is $1000 in scholarship money. Second prize is $500 and third prize is $250.

Montgomery County Right to Life has had great success with this event.  The Oratory Contest is truly an opportunity for us to help train and give voice to the next generation of Pro-Life leaders!

Please encourage your family members to participate and pass the contest information on to the leadership at your church and school.  As the students contemplate and express their Pro-Life beliefs they are all changed, strengthened and better equipped to share God’s truth with others!

Everyone is invited to attend the event and listen to the speeches of all the contestants. Please arrive at 9:15am to help us eliminate any interruptions or distractions as the students will begin their speeches promptly at 9:30am.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Oratory Contest Rules 2017

Oratory Contest Registration Form 2017

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2016 Oratory Contest Winners ~ Announced ~ Aleyah Lyles

Aleyah Lyles speaking

The 2016 contest was held February 27.  Conroe Bible Church generously hosted the event.

We had a stellar judge panel! Congressman Kevin Brady (Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee), Judge Steve McKeithen (Chief Justice of the 9th Court of Appeals) Larry Foerster (attorney and Chairman of Montgomery County Historical Commission), Judge Wayne Mack (Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace), Debra Garcia ( attorney specializing in Family Matters), and Cassidy Lichnovsky ( 2014 MCRTL Oratory Contest Winner) served.

Aleyah will share her winning speech “One Life Makes a Difference” at the upcoming Dinner for Life banquet on April 2.


Come hear this dynamic young woman!

contestants at table
2015 Oratory Contest ~ Caleb Lowry Wins 1st Place!

 Seated L to R: Erika Michelson, Meagan Brenon, Caleb Lowry, Luke VanNorman, Noah Woelfel, Zane Nixon, Chrissy Seberino. (Not pictured: Courtney Gardner)

MCRTL contest winners were:
1st place:  Caleb Lowry
2nd place:  Christina Seberino
3rd place:  Luke VanNorman
Honorable Mention: Meagan Brenon

 2014 Oratory Contest – Cassidy Lichnovsky wins 1st Place!

Oratory Contestants

2014 Oratory Contest Winners

1st Place Winner – Cassidy Lichnovsky

2nd Place Winner – Chad Golden

3rd Place Winner – Madison McQuary