Several months ago, Micah started writing an essay for a contest hosted by the American Life League’s Culture of Life Studies Program. He doesn’t think that writing is his strong suit (he’d rather do math or science any day!), but he worked hard on the essay, spending 15-20 minutes or more on it each school day for a couple months.
His hard work paid off, and his essay was chosen as the First Place winner in his age category! Here are some excerpts from the email correspondence we received from the director:
Congratulations! I am pleased and honored to inform you that, after reading over 600 essays in both categories, we have awarded your exceptional essay entitled “My Brother, Matthew” with first place in Category 1 of our 2017 pro-life essay contest!
…Micah, thank you for your enthusiasm and passion for protecting the least of these in our society! We are all very proud of your dedication to life and pray that God continues to bless you as you stand for His precious children, giving you courage, strength, and joy as you influence your generation to stand for life!
And later, she wrote:
We were all so touched by Micah’s essay. Not only was it very well written, but he really has a great understanding of Christ’s teaching about the least of these. There were so many wonderful essays but his really stood out for many reasons.
Thank you for all you and your family do to promote the Gospel of Life!
The very first thing Micah wanted to do with his prize money was to buy a gift for Matthew. After that, he plans to give to the Church, buy a lego set for himself, then save the rest for college. We are so very proud of him, his achievements, and the incredible young man he is becoming.
To read his prize-winning essay, visit: www.prolifeessay.com