2017 Pro-Life Youth Essay Contest

Each year, St. Joseph County Right to Life sponsors an essay contest for middle-school and high-school youth. This is a chance for young pro-life leaders to grow in articulating their convictions and to be recognized for doing so. The contest is judged in two divisions, the first division consisting of 7th and 8th grade students and the second division consisting of 9th-12th grade students. A cash prize is awarded to the top male and female in each division.

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Essay Winners

Right to Life congratulates the following writers (left to right) for their exceptional entries in the 2017 Pro-Life Youth Essay Contest:

Silas Greathouse, Homeschool

Mary Sgroi, Trinity School at Greenlawn

Felicty Nolan, Corpus Christi

Benjamin Britzke, St. Thomas the Apostle

Click on each individual’s name to read his or her winning essay. You can also check out the 2017 prompts below!


Contest Rules and Prompts

7th-8th Grade Division

9th-12th Grade Division


Questions? Call 574-232-5433

St. Joseph County Right to Life, Inc. reserves all rights to judgment in this contest. All decisions are final. All materials submitted become the property of St. Joseph County Right to Life, Inc. and will not be returned to participants. St. Joseph County Right to Life reserves the right to publish and/or publicly read all or any portion of entries received.