Hope Siwek won the inaugural March for Life scholarship, which was applied to her bus trip from Michigan to Washington, DC.
A ninth grader at West Catholic High School, Siwek completed an application and wrote an essay on how she would use the March for Life experience in her daily life.
“By gaining a deeper understanding of what it means to be prolife through the March for Life, I can apply that knowledge and encourage those around me to support and love life also,” Siwek wrote. “Knowledge is power and even minds opposed to religion must listen to indisputable facts.”
A large number of the 700 people who went to the March for Life on a Grand Rapids Right to Life bus trip were high school students.