Grace Lazo-Lemos, a homeschooled sophomore, received a $250 scholarship to attend the 2023 LEAD Summer Program.
Emily Ranschaert, a homeschooled senior, was honored with the 2023 Grand Rapids Right to Life Prolife Youth Award. Ranschaert won a $500 scholarship and was nominated for Right to Life of Michigan’s statewide award.
The judges did not have an easy time adjudicating the 34th annual High School Oratory Contest. The five competitors gave amazing speeches, which delighted and educated the audience. Emily Ranschaert, a homeschooled senior, won the competition and received a $250 scholarship.
With the assistance of a scholarship, five students traveled from Michigan to Washington, DC, for the 50th March for Life; the first such gathering in a post-Roe world.
Interesting and unique papers were received for the ninth annual Prolife Essay Contest. The junior division was open to students in grades 7-9 and the senior division involved students in grades 10-12.
During the 2022 election season, Grand Rapids Right to Life volunteers stepped up and made every effort to get people to vote prolife. In addition to helping prolife candidates get elected to office, volunteers were motivated to defeat Proposal 3.
On September 20, an 83-year-old woman was shot with a gun while passing out pamphlets on Proposal 3, which will be on the ballot in the November 8 election. I don’t know this brave woman, but I share the history behind her zeal to inform voters about a destructive proposal.
Author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza was the incredible keynote speaker for the 35th annual Focus on Life Benefit Dinner on Monday, October 10. D’Souza inspired the crowd of 1,380 people to be bold in their prolife convictions.
My daughter wants her ears double pierced. We have had many discussions about the best place for the procedure, someplace reputable and clean; when to have it done, so it doesn’t interfere with her sports seasons; and risks and restrictions, because infections happen and lake swimming is not allowed.
The fall gathering of Life in the 616 offered an intimate opportunity for guests to share a cup of coffee and comfortably chat about the need to vote prolife first.