Joshua Haskell, a senior at West Catholic High School, was honored with the 2020 Grand Rapids Right to Life Prolife Youth Award. Haskell won a $250 scholarship and was nominated for Right to Life of Michigan’s $500 award.
Applicants for the award were required to write a short essay on what this generation can do to promote a positive prolife message and to list their prolife involvement during their high school career.
In his essay, Haskell wrote about his motivation to move from conversation to activism. “My eyes quickly opened to the fact that taking action motivated by love is so much more important and effective than simply being opinionated.”
Haskell organized a group of high school students to pray weekly in front of Planned Parenthood, was the co-leader of his high school’s Students for Life club, attended the March for Life four times on Grand Rapids Right to Life bus trips, and twice volunteered at the Focus on Life Benefit Dinner.
Click here to read Haskell’s award-winning essay.