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Essay Winner Highlight: Maddie Garcia

Even if you don’t win this contest, you’re gaining valuable experience not only in writing a paper which is crucial to succeeding in college, but it also helps you to reinforce your own pro-life beliefs. Especially going into high school you’ll be facing a lot of tough conversations about pro-life issues. It helps knowing how to do research, and it helps shapes your own pro-life mindset and why you believe what you believe.

Maddie Garcia, center, with sisters Theresa, left, and Mary

Maddie Garcia won Right to Life's Youth Essay Contest in 2012 and 2014. She sat down with our Program Manager to talk about her pro-life values and her essay contest experience.

Tell me about little about yourself

I’m currently an elementary education student at IU South Bend. I’ll be graduating in December. I can’t wait to get in the classroom and fulfill my lifelong dream of teaching. I'm currently a substitute teacher.

I’ve lived in South Bend my entire life, and I’m the second of ten children. This might have influenced my career choice :)

When I’m not focused on school or work, I enjoy baking, anything to do with music, reading, and beauty DIY.