Even more soak in experience
Thursday, 30 January 2014 15:52
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 15:56
The number of students representing Guardian Angels Central Catholic High School at the 2014 March for Life Pilgrimage was better than ever as 27 youth and four chaperones attended the event.
Typically, the school has roughly nine to 11 students that attend the annual trip to Washington D.C. This year, however, those numbers nearly tripled.
Increased interest came thanks to those who returned from last year’s trip.
“After the students returned from last year’s trip, those students who participated hosted an assembly for all high school students, and shared about the trip,” GACC campus minister Lisa Hunke said.
“Their presentation piqued the interest of the other students. So this year, we had a much greater response to the invitation.”
March for Life is a pro-life event that focuses heavily on abortion, which is held on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade case.
The purpose of this pilgrimage is to draw attention to the state and federal laws in order to protect the right to life of each human.
And much like previous years, the 2014 March for Life didn’t disappoint.
“Some were quite surprised by how God touched their hearts through the many prayer experiences on the trip,” said Sr. Joellen Kohlmann, a religion teacher at Guardian Angels Central Catholic, who served as one of the chaperones.
“The student’s return home was changed in many ways due to their experiences. They have a new fervor for pro-life issues and want to continue praying and doing what they can back in West Point.”
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