2022 High School Oratory Contest Sponsored by TN Right to Life
The Lawrence County Chapter, Tennessee Right to Life in conjunction with the Tennessee Right to Life and the National Right to Life Committee announce their Annual Oratory Contest for High School Students grades 9-12.
This event involves researching, writing, and presenting a pro-life speech on a topic relating to one of the human life issues, abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, assisted suicide or stem cell research. A panel of judges will listen and judge each contestant based on preparation, content and presentation.
The local contest will be held at Sacred Heart School, 220 Berger Street, Lawrenceburg, TN, Saturday, March 19th at 10:00 a.m. Anyone interested in entering the contest must apply by Wednesday, March 16th. The local contestants will compete for a 1st place prize of $100 cash plus $50 for travel expenses to the State contest, 2nd place prize of $50, and 3rd place $25. The local winner will advance to the State competition in Nashville on May 7th, with the opportunity to compete for prizes of $750 and paid expenses to the National contest, $500, $300, and $200. From there, a winner will compete at the National competition held in Atlanta, Georgia on June 24-25th, during the National Right to Life Convention with the opportunity to win prizes of $1,000, $750, $500, and $250. Students who participate will benefit in several important ways from involvement in the oratory contest. In addition to developing public speaking and leadership ability, students will practice research and writing skills, learn more about critical current issues and enjoy an opportunity to educate others.
Contestants are encouraged to memorize their speeches at the local level; however, speeches are required to be memorized for the State level. A written speech is required to be handed in at the local contest. For more information or to apply by phone contact Sherri Leiter, 931-279-1704. To apply in writing submit name, address, phone number, grade level and school to: Lawrence County, Tennessee Right to Life, P.O. Box 144, Loretto, TN 38469. For more information go to www.tennesseerighttolife.org/oratorycontest , or www.lawrencecountytnrighttolife.org
Congratulations to Lindsay White who was the winner of the 2021 Lawrence County Right To Life Pro-Life Oratory Contest For High School Students (grades 9-12).
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The Pro-Life Oratory Contest will be coming again in 2022 . Participants research, write, and present an original pro-life speech choosing from the topics of abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, or stem cell research. The winner will receive $100 and advance to the 2022 State Oratory Contest where they will compete against other county winners from across the state for additional cash prizes.
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The winner of the TN State Oratory Contest will represent TN at the National Right to Life Oratory Contest which will be held during the 2022 National Right to Life Convention.
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