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Time for the 6th Annual Teen Essay Contest
“Why are you pro-life?”
Winners are the recipients of $200, $150 and $100 according to placement. All entrants will receive an amplifying smartphone stand. The two 1st place winners will be asked to read their essays at the noon rally in Charleston on Monday, February 18th as part of annual Pro-Life Rally Day. The two first place essays will also be published in the quarterly WVFL newspaper Life Matters and in the annual Pro-Life State Convention Resource Manual. The top three essays in both categories will also be mailed on to National Right to Life in time for their national Teen Essay Contest in 2019.
The contest is in effect from October 1 through November 8 (postmarks after October 31 will not be accepted). The final results will be revealed as soon as possible after the new year begins.
Below are important documents needed to participate in the 6th Annual Teen Essay Contest (2018):
- Contest Guidelines
- Cover Letter to be returned
- Essay Contest Letter for Teacher use
- Essay Contest Letter for Student use
- Essay Contest Letter for Pro-lifer use
The winners in our 5th Annual Teen Pro-Life Essay Contest (2017) are below and will remain posted until they are replaced with this year’s winners. For first place essays, simply click on the winners’ names.
Senior category (10th-12th grades):
1st Place: Destiny Elise Skidmore (grade 10) of Clarksburg, a student at Emmanuel Christian School
2nd Place: Magdalen Walters (grade 11) of Washington, a student at Parkersburg Catholic High School
Junior category (7th-9th grades):
1st Place: Racheal Rude (grade 8) of Saint Albans, a student at Calvary Baptist Academy
2nd Place: Andrew Lee Posey (grade 9) of Anmore, a student at Emmanuel Christian School
3rd Place: Hannah Davis (grade 8) of Clarksburg, a student at Emmanuel Christian School
Thanks to all who will be participating in the 2018 contest.
West Virginians for Life prays that your generation continues to be a voice for the voiceless.