The Smith County Right to Life Chapter is pleased to announce our 2018 Oratory Contest for High School Students. This event open to grades 9-12 involves researching, writing and presenting a speech on topics relating to the human life issues of Stem cell research, Abortion, Euthanasia, or Infanticide. A panel of judges comprised of local community leaders will listen to and judge each contestant based on preparation, content and presentation. Our contest will be held at 7:00 p.m. on April 10, 2018 at the Smith County Chamber of Commerce Community Room, 939 Upper Ferry Rd. in Carthage.. The deadline to enter is April 5st. Each student must submit a filled out Participate Form which can be found by clicking below.

As you can imagine, 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. Plus they have the opportunity to share their Pro-Life message.  

Each participate will be rewarded for their efforts; cash prizes of $100, $75, $50, $25 will be awarded depentant on place finish. Our contest 1st place winner will advance to compete at the State competition held at the Aquinas College in Nashville on Saturday April 28th. Prizes at the State level include cash up to $750. From there, a winner will be selected to compete in this summerís National competition where the top award is $1000.

Direct any questions to Ronnie Collins, 615-735-2486.

Click here for an Participate Form to enter the Contest.
Click here for the poster in printable format.
Click here for the Contest Guidelines and helps
Click here for 4 non-religious reasons to be prolife