Girls Win Bus Trip Scholarships

March for Life Scholarship (2024)

Brenna, Lena, Vivian, Maria

With the assistance of a scholarship, four students from West Catholic High School will travel from Michigan to Washington, DC, for the 51st March for Life. The theme for this year’s march is ProLife: With Every Woman, For Every Child.

To receive a scholarship, students had to complete an application form and write a short essay on how they will use the March for Life experience in their daily life.

Brenna Olewinski, a senior, wrote how after the passage of Proposal 3 in Michigan, she knew she had to take “a bigger stance to protect the dignity of human life.” She was excited to be educated and inspired at the national march, and to bring that enthusiasm back to Michigan to share with others.

Lena Ostermeyer, a sophomore, explained that she spent time with her family praying outside of the abortion clinic in Grand Rapids. Attending the March for Life last year was an empowering experience, and she looked forward to once again marching in solidarity with tens of thousands of other people. “The March has inspired me to treat everyone with dignity, and I will continue to incorporate these values into my daily life.”

Vivian Miller, a junior, shared how she is very involved with the prolife movement. In addition to volunteering, standing for life at Life Chain, and getting involved with her school’s students for life group, she also prays for the aborted babies every Thursday at adoration.

Maria Worrell, a senior, acknowledged that she often feels like an outsider for not following the abortion agenda. The March for Life experience, however, is very empowering. When she stands with other “outsiders,” it is clear that she is not alone in this fight to protect unborn babies. This experience emboldens her to “treat every life with dignity and respect, and [to] work for the day when America is truly a country that loves life.”

Despite the overturning of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized abortion-on-demand in this country, prolife people continue to march in the nation’s capital to ensure that federal laws protect human life, and to reach the ultimate goal of making abortion unthinkable.

Laura A.

An awesome woman who fights daily for the prolife cause!