Each year, Right to Life of Indianapolis hosts a dinner to celebrate life, to recognize pro-life activists, and to inspire those inside and outside the pro-life community, according to the Right to Life of Indianapolis Website. Sarah Stubbs, president of the CHS Teens for Life Club and senior, said at the dinner there are speakers and awards for the speech, essay and art contests. This year, the dinner will be Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Indianapolis Convention Center, and three CHS students as well as the Teens for Life Club will receive awards according to Jon Kane and Margaret Winans, co-sponsors of the club.
Right to Life of Indianapolis chooses a pro-life organization in the state to give the Charles E. Stimming, Sr. Pro-life Award. This year, they chose CHS Teens for Life Club.
Winans said, “It’s not just Teens for Life clubs (that receive the award); it’s pro-life all over the state. We usually get a table to go to the banquet; we always are able to take students, and you see these people that are receiving these awards and you’re like, ‘Wow. This is a great thing.’ So when we got our letters, it was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is phenomenal.’”
Kane said he was just as surprised when he received the news of the award. “I think they’re recognizing the impact that Teens for Life must have on the youth of today. I have no question in my mind that we’re dong the right thing,” Kane said. “We just have
In addition to this achievement, seniors Sarah Stubbs and Joe St. Claire won second and third place of the annual art contest. Also, Alex Dierckman ’11, former president of CHS Teens for Life Club, will receive recognition for winning the John Byrum Scholarship given to students who have shown commitment to and involvement with pro-life throughout high school and plan to continue that dedication. Stubbs said she plans to apply for the scholarship this year as well but she will continue her pro-life awareness without it.
She said, “All we’re trying to do is create a culture of life. It’s not all about abortion; part of it is respecting those who are already here, but we expect to be respected for our choices, too. This dinner gives us some more inspiration to remind everyong the importance of life.”