Pro-Life Oratory Contest

The National Right to Life is sponsoring its annual Pro-Life Oratory Contest. The competition is open to all high school juniors and seniors, who will address the issues of abortion, infanticide, euthanasia or fetal stem cell research in 5-7 minute oral presentations.

The local contest, now in its 24th year, will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Catholic Center,  located at 3500 Fairfield Avenue in Shreveport. The contest is open to the public at no charge. The local prizes are: First place – $150 cash, Second place – $100 cash, and Third place – $50 cash. The first place winner will then represent the Shreveport/ Bossier area at the state contest.

The state contest will be held in Baton Rouge. The state prizes are: First place- $500 cash and Second place- $250 cash. The state winner will then represent Louisiana at the national contest.

The national contest will be held in Arlington, VA at the National Right to Life Convention. The national prizes are: First place- $1,000; Second place- $750; Third place- $500; Fourth place- $250. The first place winner will present his or her speech at the National Right to Life Convention banquet.

For additional information and entry blanks, please contact Lacey or Vicki Wallace at 2319 Ashdown Drive, Bossier City, LA  71111 or at (318) 617-1502.

by Vicki Wallace

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