Champions Of Life Award Winners
Recently, Students for Life honored three courageous Students for Life leaders for their role as Champions of Life. Each were honored at the 2018 Students for Life Gala for their role in creating a pro-life culture and their work to abolish abortion. The 2018 winners are Autumn Lindsey, Maddi Runkles, and Norvilia Etienne.
Autumn Lindsey is the Students for Life student spokesperson. She had made numerous videos for Students for Life and also actively is involved with Students for Life groups in the area. She first came to prominence after making a viral takedown of Teen Vogue for promoting gifts to get friends who had had an abortion.
Maddi Runkles is soon to be a student at Bob Jones University. Last May, she courageously pushed back against her Christian school for punishing her for being pregnant. Her story sparked a national conversation about Christian schools, premarital sex, pregnant, and abortion. Maddi walked in her own graduation, after being barred from her school’s graduation, with the help of Students for Life.
Norvilia Etienne is the leader of Students for Life at Queens College. She successfully fought her school over its unfair treatment of her group, including when it tried to block them from becoming an official group. She didn’t waste a minute in taking advantage of her new club status after ADF and SFLA intervened to help her out, as can be seen in this entry she wrote.
Each shows a great commitment to abolishing abortion and defending life. Students for Life is proud of each student for defending the preborn and being a great example.