(COVINGTON, La.) A group of St. Paul’s student delegates, along with students throughout the Archdiocese of New Orleans, will board buses at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, headed to Washington, D.C., in order to participate in the annual March for Life. Religion IV teachers Jeff Ramon and Roger Bacon have volunteered to chaperone the delegation.
“The March for Life occurs every year on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision,” March for Life participant, SPS senior Carson Caulfield, said. “Thousands of people every year come into D.C. to practice their First Amendment rights and show the world that there are people out there who are willing to stand up for life.”
This year, the event will begin with a musical performance from Plumb, a prominent Christian contemporary and alternative rock singer. Subsequently, attendees will rally together before beginning their march up Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court and the Capitol Building.
“I’ve heard that it’s just a fantastic experience,” Caulfield said, who is looking forward to his first March for Life. “I was talking to my friend at SSA that went last year who said that she wasn’t really that motivated about the cause until she went, and I really hope to have that same experience.”
The 20 student delegates from St. Paul’s met at lunch Friday (Jan. 13) to discuss the final details and preparations for the trip.