CLHS students to ‘March for Life’ in Washington

Jan. 7, 2015

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A group of 44 Concordia Lutheran High School students will be marching on Washington later this month in support of pro-life.

The 41st annual March for Life is in response to the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion through the ninth month of a pregnancy.

“The trip these students take to Washington, D.C. is important because when our students see hundreds of thousands of their peers from across the country taking a peaceful stand for the life of the unborn, it will reinforce their understanding that every human life has value, and they will be inspired to continue to look for ways to defend life,” said Mark Dolde, CLHS teacher and adviser on the trip.

The students, along with 10 chaperones, will leave on Jan. 21 and return on Jan. 24. The march will take place on the National Mall on Jan. 22.

“I believe that going on this trip is important because it is sometimes difficult for us as high school students to find a passion. I believe that the abortion issue in America today is a topic that can light a fire inside of many young people across the country today,” said Nathan Grime, a CLHS junior who will be on the trip. “We are hoping to continue to grow the pro-life movement one person at a time, and ultimately put an end to abortion.”

Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more at