We were thrilled to receive word that Ella Stockton, the winner of MCRTL’s junior high Essay Contest, took First Place in National Right to Life’s junior high Essay Contest!

Every year MCRTL sponsors four contests open to various age groups from 2nd grade up to young adults. The contests are not academic exercises but rather training tools to equip students and their parents to speak to the value of each life! Our Pro-Life contests are open to residents of Montgomery, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, San Jacinto, Walker, and Waller counties.  Scholarship awards are generous –$1000 first prize for both the Oratory Contest and Video Contest!  Many of the contests also have opportunities to take the same entry and compete further in the corresponding Texas Right to Life contests and National Right to Life contests.

We are very proud of Ella’s accomplishment! She and her family have participated in our student contests for several years. Congratulations, Ella, on a truly moving and inspiring Pro-Life essay!

Please read Ella’s essay here.

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The MCRTL Essay Contest is actually 2 contests – a junior high contest and a senior high contest.  Each year the Essay Contest provides a wonderful conversation starter for parents and students regarding the fundamental issue of the value of life!  This outreach is an opportunity for MCRTL to further encourage a Pro-Life worldview in our community.

Through the process of composing the essays, contest participants examine their beliefs regarding the sanctity of life and receive training in communicating those beliefs.  Every year the student essays speak powerfully to the value of life and these young leaders’ commitment to it!

The Junior High Essay Contest is for grades 7 – 9. The Senior High Essay Contest is for grades 10-12. Students express their Pro-Life views through essays of 300-500 words.  First through third place finishers in each contest are awarded cash prizes.

Visit our Student Activities page to find out more about all of our student contests!