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imageThe 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.

We encourage classrooms, youth groups and Sunday School classes to use the Essay Contest as a class project. MCRTL will provide funding for “ice cream” parties for those groups in addition to the individual prize money that was awarded. This further reinforces the value of participation in the Essay Contest – among those who won  and those who did not receive individual awards.

The essay theme for 2017-18 is Why Are You Pro-Life?

Essay Contest Registration 

 Essay Contest Rules

Download the PDF file .

Last Year’s Winners…

MCRTL’s Essay Contest Winner, Ella Stockton, Takes 1st Place in National Contest!

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!


Congratulations to our 2016 MCRTL Contest Winners

The essay theme for 2016 was Why Am I Pro-Life?  

To read the winning essays, please click on the student’s name.

Junior High 

1st – Ella Stockton
2nd – Madeline McFarland
3rd- Reagan Brenon
Honorable Mention – Ashley Osbahr

Senior High 

1st – Will Harris
2nd – Peter Stockton
3rd – Caleb Meissner
Honorable Mention –  Levi Wilhelmsen

If you would like to read more essays from previous years’ contests, visit our Essay Contest page.

Montgomery County Right to Life Pro-Life Essay Contest
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