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 ($250, $150, $100), and the first place winner will compete in the statewide contest.
- 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
- Download and complete the application form. (coming soon)
- Submit the application by March 1.
- 2023 – Emily Ranschaert (state oratory 2nd place)
- 2022 – Gabriel Zylstra
- 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