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. Second prize is $500. 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!
The 2018 Oratory Contest was held February 24 at Conroe Bible Church. Chase Cartwright was our winner!
Larry Foerster (Chair of the Montgomery County Historical Commission), Mark Cole (Montgomery County Hospital District Vice-chair and POSITION 1 AT-LARGE board member), Judge Jennifer Robin ( 410th District Court), Judge Kathleen Hamilton (359th District Court), and Aleyah Lyles, (2016 MCRTL Oratory Contest winner) served as the contest judges. Aleyah was also as one of MCRTL’s Dr. Joseph Graham Pro-Life scholarship recipients and served as vice-president of Lone Star Pro-Life club on the LSC – Montgomery campus.
Congratulations to our winners and all our contest participants!
1st Place – Chase Cartwright
2nd Place – JeanMarie Kmetz
3rd Place – Julia Lewis & Megan McDonough
Congratulations to our 2017 Oratory Contest Participants ~ Matthew Cole Wins 1st Place!
MCRTL held its 11th annual Oratory Contest February 24, 2017. 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!
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!