High School Oratory Contest

March 5, 2024 @ 6:30 pm
Grand Rapids Right to Life
2340 Porter Street SW

Be a voice for the voiceless this March!

Enter the 35th annual High School Oratory Contest sponsored by Grand Rapids Right to Life. This is a great way for high school students to practice their public speaking and leadership skills.

Each contestant must research, write, and present a 5-7 minute speech on a prolife topic. The top three finalists will earn cash prizes. The first place winner will also compete at the State High School Oratory Contest on May 25 in East Lansing.

This is a great opportunity for high school students to take a stand for life and to possibly earn some extra cash!

All are welcome to come and listen to the presentations.

Contestant Criteria

  • Participants must be in grades 9 – 12 as of February 1.

Contest Prizes

  • $250 – 1st place
  • $150 – 2nd place
  • $100 – 3rd place

Oratory Guidelines

  • Research, write, and present a 5-7 minute speech.
  • Topics include abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research.


  • Download and complete the application form.
  • Submit the application by March 1.

Laura A.

An awesome woman who fights daily for the prolife cause!