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Winners in the 4th Annual Teen Essay Contest

WV Teens for Life co-Presidents Ruthie and Maria Deely introducing the 2014 winners on Pro-Life Rally Day

WV Teens for Life co-Presidents Ruthie and Maria Deely introducing the 2014 winners on Pro-Life Rally Day

This year’s essay addressed the question “Why are you pro-life?” Winners are the recipients of $200, $150 and $100 according to placement. All entrants have received a stylus pen. The two 1st place winners have been asked to read their essays at the noon rally in Charleston on March 13 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 have been mailed on to National Right to Life in time for their national Teen Essay Contest in 2017.

The contest was closed as of November 1st. The final results are revealed below.

The winners in our 4th Annual Teen Pro-Life Essay Contest (2016) are below and will remain posted until they are replaced with next year’s winners:


Senior category (10th-12th grades):

1st Place – Cassie Ball of Crab Orchard (grade 12), a student at Mountainview Christian School in Oak Hill

2nd Place – Madison Skeens of Morgantown (grade 12), a student at Victory Baptist Academy in Beaver

3rd Place – Mary Grace Tillman of Lost Creek (grade 12), a home schooled student

Junior category (7th-9th grades):

1st Place – Erin Brogan of Wheeling (grade 7), a student at St. Michael Parish School in Wheeling

2nd Place – Jacob Hixenbaugh of Lewisburg ( grade 7), a student at Seneca Trail Christian Academy in Ronceverte

3rd Place – Abigail Pauley of Belle (grade 8), a home schooled student

To read each of the top six essays in the 2016 contest, simply click on the winners’ names.

Thanks to all who participated. West Virginians for Life prays that your generation continues to be a voice for the voiceless.

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