Students to Travel to DC for March for Life

On January 18, 2022, close to 70 Pinecrest Academy juniors and seniors will embark on our annual Washington, DC Pilgrimage for Life. For four days, our upperclassmen will visit a variety of museums and memorials in our nation’s capital that speak of our country’s long-standing tradition of respect for all life.

In places like the Vietnam War Memorial or the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, our students will examine the care taken to preserve the memory of those who lost their lives sacrificing for others. At the Holocaust Museum, they will discover the ultimate and horrific consequences of a society that chooses not to recognize a group of people as “people”.

Each year, our students also visit Capitol Hill, the White House grounds, and many of the major memorials in the area, as well as places of spiritual importance, like the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the John Paul II National Shrine.

The culmination of the trip is the National March for Life, where our students join hundreds of thousands of other Americans to speak out against the injustice of abortion — the ultimate “depersonalizing” of a group of people. However, the question of abortion is not a simple one, and we know that our students are preparing to go out to a world that can often be blind to the dignity of the child in the womb. We hope to accompany our students in such a way that they can come up with deep answers to their own questions on the topic and real solutions that could create a world where abortion is not only unnecessary, but unthinkable.

Please pray for our students and their teachers as they journey through this important week in their High School experience in January.

Questions?  Please contact Emily Roman, Campus Ministry Interim Director.
Pinecrest Academy is a private PreK-12 Catholic school located in Cumming, South Forsyth, just minutes from Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton and Suwanee. We serve families of all faiths seeking a Christian education for their children. To learn more about our unique educational philosophy, visit our Welcome page.

The mission of Pinecrest Academy is reflected in the word Integer, which is Latin for “whole,” or “entire,” and reflects our goal of forming the whole child as an authentic “Person in Christ.” The school motto Semper Altius, means “Always Higher,” and challenges our students, parents, staff and faculty to strive for excellence in all areas of Integral Formation® - intellectual, spiritual, human and apostolic.
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