February 24th, MCRTL held its 12th annual Oratory Contest. Students participated from public, private, and home schools.
MCRTL uses the Oratory Contest as a tool to train and equip participants with a loving and ready answer as to why life is valuable and each of us should work to protect it!
Conroe Bible Church generously hosted the event. The students each wrote and delivered a 5-7 minute speech on a Pro-Life topic. Scholarship prizes were given for 1st place ($1000 ), 2nd place ( $500 ) and 3rd place ( $250).
Judge Kathleen Hamilton (359th District Court), Judge Jennifer Robin (410th District Court), Larry Foerster (Chair of the Montgomery County Historical Commission), Mark Cole (Montgomery County Hospital District Vice-chair), and Aleyah Lyles (2016 MCRTL Oratory Contest winner) served as contest judges. Aleyah also is one of MCRTL’s Dr. Joseph Graham Pro-Life scholarship recipients and serves as vice-president of Lone Star Pro-Life club on the LSC – Montgomery campus.
The speeches were again very inspiring and it was difficult to choose the winners, so much so that the decision was made to award two Third Place winners.
This year’s winners are:
Daniel “Chase” Cartwright – First Place
JeanMarie Kmetz – Second Place
Megan McDonough – Third Place
Julia Lewis – Third Place
Chase Cartwright will share his winning speech at the upcoming Dinner for Life banquet on April 21. Come hear this dynamic young man!