Jan. 11, 2018
Seventy-nine Saint Vincent College students and others will participate in the 45th annual March for Life on Friday, Jan. 19, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Under the direction of coordinators Sam Whittaker and Ben Watt, co-presidents of the Saint Vincent College Respect Life Club (RLC), and RLC student officers Andrew Conley, Melissa Koshute, Jessica Hartner and Jimmy Rosa, the group will depart early Friday morning and travel by bus.
The Saint Vincent trip is sponsored by RLC with funding support from the Student Government Association and local donors.
The March for Life, which has been held every year around the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that overturned all state laws against abortion, will begin with a noon rally and be followed by a march down the Mall toward the Capitol and Supreme Court.
The Saint Vincent group will join with tens of thousands of abortion protestors including about 6,000 marchers from southwestern Pennsylvania.
The sixty-nine Saint Vincent College student participants include Emily Acquaviva of Hermitage; Mary Anand of Wexford; Matthew Beck of Wexford; Scott Becker of Dover; Alexis Bellafiore of Staten Island, New York; Theresa Vanden Berk of Latrobe; Mary Vanden Berk of Latrobe, Faith Brake of Gaithersburg, Maryland; Jessica Brinker of Crownsville, Maryland; Hannah Carey of Altoona; Morgan Casto of Johnstown; Randal Cochenour of Canonsburg; Andrew Conley of Grove City; John Paul Depew of Grove City; William Derenge of Columbia, Maryland; Danielle Derienzo of Venetia; Michael Dugan of Hollywood, Maryland; Madyson Dyer of Midlothian, Virgina; Matthew Evans of New Brighton; Mitch Farrell of Lower Burrell; Haley Farrie of Knoxville, Maryland; Leah Fertal of Bethel Park; Maria Franey of Export; Maggie Franks of Uniontown; Casey Fuga of North Huntingdon; Claire Galvin of Charles Town, West Virginia; Allie Gerstel of Greensburg; Paul Gnatowski of Broadview Heights, Ohio; Lukas Goehring of Beaver Falls; William Greene of Westminster, Maryland; Jessica Hartner of North Huntingdon; Joe Heldrich of Red Lion; Zelie Hummer of Leola; Phil Johnson of Monaca; Cory Kendall of Reynoldsville; Alexander Kidwell of Cumberland, Maryland; Natalie Kohuth of Wyano; Melissa Koshute of Beaver; Adrianne Kuhar of Johnstown; Edward Kunz of Cranberry Township; Molly Massimo of Johnstown; Matthew McCarthy of McKeesport; Jonathan Meilaender of Houghton, New York; Niall Murray of Rockville, Maryland; Joe Natali of Bethel Park; Julianna Notto of Gettysburg; Sarah O'Callaghan of Columbia, Maryland; Caleb Olsen of Delta; Zsolt Pamper of Budapest, Hungary; Bertalan Peter Papp of Budapest, Hungary; Saagar Patel of Bel Air, Maryland; Mary Popp of Arnold, Maryland; Austin Reder of Wexford; Jimmy Rosa of Odenton, Maryland; Juliana Ruggiero of Elkridge, Maryland; Jason Scagline of Murrysville; Daniel Straka of Pittsburgh (15243); Thomas Syphan of New Florence; Theresa Thimons of Pittsburgh (15202); An Khai Tran of Camp Hill; Phil Tran of Downington; Elijah Urban of State College; Blaise Venturini of Greensburg; Theresa Wagner of Knoxville, Tennessee; Ben Watt of North Huntingdon; Sam Whittaker of Grove City; Maura Williams of New Wilmington; Teresa Zambotti of Halethorpe, Maryland; and George Zubak of Bedford.
They will be joined by Fr. Killian Loch, O.S.B., Samantha Pashel, seven students and Sr. Ann Infanger from Seton Hill University.
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