30 Jan 2012

CHS Students Attend 39th Annual March for Life

Students from Catholic High School attended the 39th Annual March for Life held in Washington, D.C. on January 23, 2012.  The students left on Thursday, January 19 and returned Tuesday, January 24. 

“The March for Life Pilgrimage took us to the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, AL and other Holy sites in and around D.C. including the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.  The students learned more about their Catholic faith and about pro-life issues,” commented CHS Faculty Member Jason Romero.

The group of 550 from all over the Diocese of Baton Rouge, including our 10 from Catholic High,  joined approx 400,000 people on Monday, January 23rd as they marched from the Washington Mall to the Supreme Court in hopes that abortion will one day be illegal.

“The March for Life trip was a truly incredible and faith-filled experience for all involved.  The students who went on the trip came back fired up and are excited about promoting life amongst their peers,”  added Romero.

“It has been estimated that 1/3 of my generation has been lost to abortion, so I’m known as a survivor. That unmissable reality is what kept me concentrated during the March for Life. The trip has made me feel confident and more aware in my faith. It was truly an unforgettable experience,” commented CHS Senior Matthew Kitto.

CHS students attending the march were Jacob Labatut, Henry Kleiner, Seth Scioneaux, Matthew Kitto, Brennan Mclean, Dakota Dugas, Layton Barbay, Trey Poche, Micah Theriot, Zach Fruge, Taylor Dizor, (attended with his Church parish) and Ryan Shore (attended with his Church parish).