By BECKY KISER
They’ll leave at noon today from Hays on a 24-hour bus drive straight through to Washington.
Traveling on a bus from the Salina diocese, 35 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School students and their religious education teacher, Judy Schuler, will travel cross-country to participate in Wednesday’s national March for Life.
TMP Development Director Jeff Brull said it’s a “crazy week for these kids and definitely worthwhile. They’ll bring home a lot of great memories.”
While in Washington for the annual rally, the Hays group also will participate in a group Mass and tour several historic sites.
Schuler is the TMP freshman and junior religion teacher. Brull said she started the annual trip in 2007 with seven students.
Those who participate must do some fundraising. According to Brull, a lot of the money comes from Monarch Madness raffle tickets sold by the students during sporting events.
The students are scheduled to be back in Hays on Friday.
The March for Life is an annual rally protesting abortion. It’s held in Washington on or near the Jan. 22, 1973, anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion in the case Roe v. Wade.