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Time for the 5th Annual Teen Essay Contest
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 5th* 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 2018.
The contest is in effect from October 1 through October 31 (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 5th Annual Teen Essay Contest (2017):
- 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 4th Annual Teen Pro-Life Essay Contest (2016) are below and will remain posted until they are replaced with this year’s winners. Simply click on the winners’ names.
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
*If the Capitol Dome is under construction, the Rally date may be changed. Be sure to visit the Events section of this website for updates on the scheduling for Pro-Life Rally Day.
Thanks to all who will be participating in the 2017 contest.
West Virginians for Life prays that your generation continues to be a voice for the voiceless.