Delone Catholic High School students participated in a “Virtual March for Life” on Jan. 28, during all three lunch periods. The school’s virtual activities were held in conjunction with the national March for Life, which moved to a virtual event this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
“I’m very glad and feel very fortunate that the students have an opportunity to do
this,” said Kate Phenicie, Spiritual Life Director and Religion teacher. “They were
afraid they were missing out. This is giving a voice to them, and a meaningful way to
participate. I’m encouraged to see how many young people are passionate about this.”
Students were asked to write why they’re pro-life on a sign, which they were photographed holding. The students’ messaged echoed the deeply pro-life and
compassionate teachings of the Catholic Church, with slogans such as “A life is a
life, no matter how small,” “Defend the sacredness of every human life,” “Parents and
children need love,” and “Life is precious.”
“I think it’s a great opportunity for them to voice their support,” said Father Samuel
Miller, Delone Catholic’s chaplain. “This is a way to make their voices heard. It’s brave. It takes a lot of guts. They know they’re the majority, but people make them out to be the minority.”
The Virtual March for Life was organized by the school’s Respect Life Club, which is
under the guidance of Julia Fuhrman, Social Studies teacher and department chair.
(Lauren Gross is the Director of Strategic Communications at Delone Catholic.)
By Lauren Gross, Special to The Witness