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MFLIIIIn spite of the monster blizzard that struck the east coast , the first Everest-sponsored trip to the March for Life in Washington DC took place this past weekend.  Forty students including 8th through 12th graders, and 8 chaperones filled the bus that drove the group to and from the event.  The travelers left for the capitol city at 10 pm Wednesday, January 20, before the event, arrived on Thursday, January 21, for some sightseeing, a Mass (celebrated by Fr. Daniel Pajerski LC at a Franciscan Monastery) along with students from Notre Dame Prep. The group enjoyed a pasta dinner at the Catholic University of America, and participated in Eucharistic Adoration and had the opportunity for confession. They spent the night on the CUA gym floor.  Friday, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision and the day of the event, they attended the youth rally and Mass at the Verizon Center.  Because of the impending bad weather, the group did not participate in the main March, but had their own brief “march” through the local streets and left early for home.  Jill Swallow, one of the organizers and chaperones, said, “Overall, it was a very positive experience.  You could feel the enthusiasm and joy of the students during the bus ride home.” They arrived back at Everest at 1:15 am Saturday. Jill said they were “happy that we didn’t get stuck on the highway like so many other groups.”





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