Right to Life oratory contests won by three local students
The Messenger 04.30.08
Three local students have taken top honors in the Obion County Right to Life’s recent oratory contests.
Brittany Barnett, a junior at Obion County Central High School, won first place in the annual high school level oratory contest; and Kristin Storey, an eighth-grader at Lake Road School, won first place and Destiny Powers, a seventh-grader from Union City Baptist Temple Academy, won second place in the first-ever junior high level oratory contest.
As the high school level’s first-place winner, Miss Barnett won $100 for her impressive presentation on abortion. She will represent the Obion County chapter of Tennessee Right to Life at state level competition in Nashville on June 14 for an opportunity for a $500 first-place prize and a $2,000 scholarship for Aquinas College in Nashville.
The national contest will be held July 5 in Arlington, Va., where a $1,000 cash prize will be available.
For winning the junior high level’s competition, Miss Storey received a prize of $50 and Miss Powers was given a prize of $25.
Competition organizers have expressed appreciation to co-supporters Commercial Bank and Reelfoot Bank, which made monetary contributions to help fund cash prizes for the local contests. “Without their help, we would not be able to provide such a great cash prize,” a spokesman said. “We appreciate all those who support life of all ages in our community.”
The local Right to Life chapter holds regular monthly meetings the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7p.m. at the Obion County Museum on Edwards Street in Union City. Anyone interested in helping with the pro-life cause is invited to attend.
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