H.S. Oratory Contest

Adeline, Liliana, Emily

Held each spring, the High School Oratory Contest offers students the opportunity to speak up for life.

Each contestant must prepare and present a 5-7 minute speech on abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, human cloning, or embryonic stem cell research.

The top three winners receive cash prizes ($200, $150, $100), and the first place winner will compete in the statewide contest.

Previous Winners

  • 2021 – Emily Ranschaert (state oratory 1st place)
  • 2020 – Ethan Daniel Huizen (state oratory 2nd place)
  • 2019 – Emma DeNooy (state oratory 3rd place)
  • 2018 – Paige VanKlompenberg
  • 2017 – Gabe Meyer
  • 2016 – Evan Sander
  • 2015 – Noelle-Ashley DeNooy (state oratory 1st place)
  • 2014 – Jodi DeLange
  • 2013 – Jennifer Evans

Contest Criteria

  • High school student (grades 9 – 12) at time of the contest
  • Students must research, write, and present an original prolife speech
  • Speeches are to be 5 – 7 minutes long

Application Process

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