Prolife Essay Contest

ProLife Essay Contest Winners (2024)

John, Natalie, Kateri, David

The Prolife Essay Contest encourages students to thoughtfully examine and articulate their prolife beliefs.

Students in grades 7-9 participate in the junior contest, while students in grades 10-12 participate in the senior contest.

Cash prizes are awarded in each contest for first ($100) and second ($50) place.

All entries will be submitted to the national competition.

Contest Requirements

  • Middle school (grades 7-9) student at time of the junior contest
  • High school (grades 10-12) student at time of the senior contest
  • Students must write an original essay and cite any sources used
  • Essay must be 300 – 500 words
  • Essay must be typed in 12-point font, double-spaced, and page-numbered
  • Completed application

Application Process

  • Download and complete the application form. (coming soon)
  • Submit the essay and application by December 1.

Previous Winners

  • 2024 – John Marchinda (senior)
  • 2024 – Kateri Boutell (junior) (national contest first place)

  • 2023 – Maria Worrell (senior)
  • 2023 – Emmanuel A. (junior)

  • 2022 – Margaret Duba (senior)
  • 2022 – Kyla Koestner (junior) (national contest first place)

  • 2021 – Liliana Zylstra (senior)
  • 2021 – John Marchinda (junior)

  • 2020 – Noel Vanderbilt (senior) (national contest third place)
  • 2020 – Andrew Bajdek (junior)

  • 2019 – Emma DeNooy (senior)
  • 2019 – Grace Kohane (junior)
  • 2019 – Mary Marchinda (national junior contest third place)

  • 2018 – Amanda Cunningham (senior)
  • 2018 – Elijah A. (junior)
  • 2018 – Clare Lindgren (national senior contest second place)

  • 2017 – Clare Lindgren (senior) (national contest first place)
  • 2017 – Joshua H. (junior)

  • 2016 – David Bridge (senior)
  • 2016 – Jack Schichtel (junior)

  • 2015 – Nicholas DeNooy (senior)