Bezy Wins 2019 Oratory Contest
Right to Life’s 12th annual Pro-Life Oratory Contest is in the books and senior Elias Bezy of Lehman Catholic High School has taken first honors. The contest is the regional stage in a state and national competition among other Right to Life chapters. Bezy will next compete in April at the Ohio Right to Life contest, where he will again share his perspective of abortion as a product of moral relativism.
Other prize-winners were runner-up Mitchell Berning of Fort Loramie High School and Alexandria Baughman of Christian Academy in 3rd place. Berning noted that recent passage of radically pro-abortion legislation in New York and other states has lit a fire under him to speak up for the vulnerable unborn. Baughman, addressing the other end of the spectrum, outlined violations of human life in earlier stages of development, namely through embryonic experimentation. She clearly distinguished safe, effective, and ethical adult (or somatic) stem cell research from embryonic stem cell research, which extracts essential cells from living embryos and results in the death of the embryonic child in his or her first few weeks of life.
The competition was held February 18 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sidney. It is an important part of RTL’s educational outreach: The benefit of the contest in building a deeper understanding of life issues is clearly seen in these students as they learn to defend the most vulnerable human persons who are not legally protected.
The three prize winners received $300, $150, and $100, respectively, and were judged by Tara Adams, Kurtis Black and Anne Schmiesing.
Garage Sale Coming Soon...
Please help us achieve another successful garage sale this year. The sale will be held Thursday-Saturday, March 21–23, at St. Remy Hall in Russia. Hours will be 9am to 7pm on Thursday and Friday, and 9am to noon on Saturday.
Due to storage limitations, we can only accept garage sale items at the RTL office on Tuesday and Wednesday during the week of the sale—please do not bring them earlier in March. Please donate only clean and salable items. Items may also be dropped off at St. Remy Hall on Monday, March 18, from 9am to 8pm, Tuesday, March 19, from 9–8, and Wednesday, March 20, from 9–6.
There is a bake sale and 50/50 held in conjunction with the garage sale (download tickets here). Baked items may be brought to the garage sale on Wednesday, March 20, from 9 am-6 pm and will be accepted throughout the sale. Volunteers are needed to set up, check out, and tear down. Please call Karen Rosenbeck, 937-526-5814, if you are able to help.