Charlotte teen wins national pro-life essay contest
CHARLOTTE — Morgan Witt, 17, a parishioner at St. Patrick Cathedral in Charlotte, is the 2012 March for Life Education and Defense Fund national essay contest winner. The annual contest is sponsored by the March for Life national organization which presents the award after the March for Life in Washington, D.C., at its annual Rose Dinner on Jan. 23.
The contest is split into three categories: essay, poem and poster. Students' entries are divided into the junior high and high school levels for the competition.
Witt, who is a home-schooled high-schooler, submitted her essay using this year's theme: "Protect the Equal Right to Life of Each Innocent Born and Preborn Human in Existence at Fertilization!" She shared her essay at the March for Life Charlotte dinner held at St. Patrick Cathedral parish activity center on Jan. 13 and received a standing ovation.
The March for Life Education and Defense Fund is sponsoring her trip to the nation's capital during the annual March for Life activities to acknowledge her work.
— SueAnn Howell, staff writer