More than 30 students, parents and faculty left on Wednesday, January 20 to participate in the 43rd National March for Life in Washington, D.C.
"It was important for me to take this trip because I wanted to show what I believe through my actions," shared Mo Zopff '16. "I believe by taking these steps to go on this trip, I may be motivating others to do the same."
"I think it's important to show our legislators how many people are pro-life," echoed Sam Teague '16.
Teacher Karen Emmerich organized this year's trip and has done so for several years.
"There is a spot when we get next to the Capitol building where I stop and look behind me at all the people because it is so astounding that there are so many people participating in a shared purpose," reminisced Emmerich.
On Thursday, the group visited the United States Holocaust Memorial and heard from presenters at the Susan B. Anthony List.
As snowfall began heading towards Washington, D.C. and learning federal offices and subway transportation would shut down on Friday, it was decided for the safety of the group to begin traveling home on Friday prior to the March.
"It was a bummer that we didn't get to march," shared Sarah Mason '16. "But, I really enjoyed going to the Susan B. Anthony List to listen to presentations and just spending time in D.C. with my fellow classmates and getting to know them more."
On Friday morning, the group attended the Youth Rally & Mass for Life at the Verizon Center before departing for Dayton. They made it safely home on Friday night.
Pictures courtesy Mo Zopff '16 and Tom Zopff