As part of the National Right to Life Oratory Contest, MCRTL sponsors the beginning level local contest each year.
The purpose of the contest as stated by National Right to Life is to
“promote the ability of high school juniors and seniors to share their Pro-Life views with others” and also “to give the contestants an opportunity to meet other Pro-Life teens.”
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. 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!
Congratulations to our 2017 Oratory Contest Participants ~ Matthew Cole Wins 1st Place!
This past Saturday MCRTL held its 11th annual Oratory Contest. Appropriately eleven students participated representing 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).
Community leaders Stephanne Davenport (County Treasurer), Judge Claudia Laird (County Court at Law Number Two), Pastor Jay Gross ( West Conroe Baptist Church), JD Lambright (County Attorney), Constable Ryan Gable (Precinct 3), and Sean Brenon (2015 MCRTL Video Contest Winner and past Oratory Contest participant) served as this year’s contest judges.
L-R( 2nd) JeanMarie Kmetz and Kayla Auza, Dr. Morrison, (1st)Matthew Cole, and (3rd) Jack Stockton
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 Second Place winners. This is the first time that has happened. Also, an audience member was so moved by the speeches that they came forward and donated $800 so that every contest participant was rewarded with at least a $100 check. What a blessing!